Monday, May 18, 2009
was planted six years ago, after Dad passed away. Some very thoughtful friends and co-workers purchased plants in his honor, and that summer, this little garden was created. The red-bud tree looks particularly wonderful at this time of year, and was one given to me by a very dear friend. Thankfully, despite my limited gardening skills, the tree and the other plants in the garden still survive...even though I have a bad "habit" of crowding too many plants in one spot!
Dad was a very intelligent self-made man who could build, fix, carve anything...a very talented man in so many ways. Sadly, he developed Alzheimer's disease which progressed rapidly, which robbed him of his memory to do all of the things that he liked to do, and caused a very long farewell. He loved to spend time in the garden, and it is fitting that he have such a memorial in my garden!