I've been gone for a couple of weeks (I know, I know, who cares?) due to a laptop crash and burn at work. Finally have things up and running and it’s good to be back.
Here's the weird part.
My grandmother passed away in late January. No, that's not yet the weird part and no condolences are necessary since due to her physical condition over the past year we all felt it was a great blessing for her to be able to go home.
Grandma loved to garden and her two favorite things in the garden were a couple of very large Bing cherry trees that seemed to me to be as old as she was. I'm 46 and I can remember the wonderful times we had as kids, climbing and picking sweet, delicious cherries each summer out of those two trees. Grandma loved the sight of her grandkids picking and enjoying her cherries. She doted over those two trees and once told me that they gave her more satisfaction than anything else in her garden.
This is the weird part.
Like I said, grandma died in January and those two old cherry trees have apparently followed grandma’s lead. I stopped by a few days ago to look at the trees, and they both have every appearance of being stone cold dead!
I wonder if it’s possible for a tree to die of a broken heart?
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Posts: 762 | Location: The high Utah desert. Zone 3-6 (it's a crapshoot every year) | Registered: November 01, 2003
That is truly weird. We had the opposite situation happen. Mom kept my grandma's poinsettia after she died. For as long as mom had the plant it would flower, not at Christmas, but right around the day my grandma passed away.
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Posts: 2593 | Location: Zone 4 Central South Dakota | Registered: June 20, 2002
i had a zuccini plant die like that one year. after i pulled it up, and began to work the soil to plant something else, i found about a dozen june bug larva -grubs? they ate the roots. i wonder if thats what happend to the cherry trees, something ate the roots...or a desease of whatnot...
Posts: 755 | Location: 7b Willamette Valley Oregon | Registered: September 16, 2009