In honor of my son FINALLY coming home from his South American semester of study, I have planted a Brazilian Rosewood Tree in the front yard. I am told it is drought resistant and grows very fast, up to 100 feet tall. This tree will bear beautiful yellow to orange blooms each Spring.
Adding, once again, to our future shade and lessening our water needs, this tree is the next generation for our cozy home, destined to be greener each year. Although it stands dwarfed by the massive pine in its background, shown here, these native Pines do not live long lives, and this one may be at risk, due to its location in open area.
© photo copyright 2009 Carrie Boyko
A few years ago, when hurricanes Charlie and his 3 friends came through our area, each left 2 of these giant beauties lying in our yard or on our house. After losing 8 of them that season, we knew we should begin a planting program to prepare for the loss of shade that appears to be a risk in our Hurricane-prone location.
This beautiful little tree represents the future to me, just as my son does. Let's hope they both continue to grow steadfast and healthy.