Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (opportunity after the redbuds were murdered edition)

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All you see here is a bunch of stumps for the redbud trees that graced the back of the rectory property, along the stream, well within the boundaries of the property, something like a dozen feet inside the boundaries. When I was on retreat, someone had come in and hacked them down. Just a wee bit of cowardly aggression there. Why wait until I’m gone? Here’s a closeup picture of those redbuds in all their glory from a past post on flowers for the Immaculate Conception:

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There are obvious motives to rip out trees along a creek, such as to have the roots rot so that the stream is redirected. But, whatever. I’m not worried about it. It’s an opportunity. One of our parishioners has recommended another tree that’s fast growing, puts down a massive root system, is really beautiful with it’s own bits of red, and is really annoying to prowlers with all its needles on its leaves: Holly. I’ll have to find out the best time to plant such trees. They grow around here naturally. There are plenty around the hermitage.

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3 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (opportunity after the redbuds were murdered edition)

  1. So sorry that happened to your redbud trees, Father. We have a type of redbud that grows around here (New Mexico), a western redbud – and they are lovely, lovely trees. Holly is a great tree, to. If you can, get both male and female holly trees, so that they will bear fruit.

  2. Father George David Byers

    Thanks for that tip.

  3. I think Holly is a great idea, they are beautiful and will deter trespassers It works on my property. . Plus, think of all the opportunities it will provide for homilies and activities during advent.

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