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My Weeping Cherry Tree was chopped down - May 2023 challenge

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Ode to the Weeping Cheery Tree


weeping cherry tree in bloom

This year the May challenge is to post flowers that were brought about by April Showers. Unfortunately, our yard is in a transition period. My beautiful weeping cherry tree became diseased so it is time to replace it. This tree was planted in our yard by the builder in 1998. It has delivered beautiful pink cherry blossoms each year and then turned to a lovely shade of green leaves. It also provided privacy and shade to our house. We have absolutely loved this tree and its blossoms.

We purchased a Nightfall Weeping Styrax also known as a Nightfall Snowbell which is another type of weeping cherry. It will have white flowers. We're having our house power washed this Friday then we'll plant it. It has already passed the blooming season so we won't have flowers until next year. We couldn't find great photos of it online but the nursery worker assured us it is beautiful. The weeping cherry trees they had at the nursery had been spoken for. So, unless we find another one, we'll have a Nightfall Snowball Cherry tree which is also a weeping tree. 

Each spring, my husband plants flowers at the base of the flower bed. We had a knockout rose bush but it became diseased after a few years. This year we're adding a hydrangea which is one of my favorites and some other ground coverage. 

flower bed

This is an example of some of the flowers my husband planted in my flower bed.

knockout roses

Our knockout roses

My husband and kids started a tradition of planting a pot of flowers and greenery in the pot next to the front door each year for Mother's Day. They know I love flowers. This way I can enjoy them all spring and summer. Below are pictures of our knockout roses as well as a few of the flower pots my family planted for me. 

mothers day flower pots

Flower pot through the years

mothers day flower pot

I love hosta too!

mothers day flower pot

Each year the flowers and plants fill the pot and last until end of summer.

This was written for the May 2023 Flower Power Challenge!




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Comments (6)

Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Carla.

Admiring the beauty of your knockout roses is an absolutely stunning way to heal a broken heart after such a sorrowful event as losing the weeping cherry tree. Those photos are simply captivating!

May 08, 2023 08:19 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you Aura!

May 09, 2023 06:20 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hello Carla Freund - I can honestly empathize with you. My beautiful Old Oak tree was diseased and needed to be chopped down. Then I planted Knock Out Roses and they became disesed too and their life was short lived. Now I have continuous blooms which you recently commented on, so I am happy.

I am so sorry for the loss of your Weeping Cherry Tree. I'm sure it was and still is a devastaing loss. Your photo of them was beautiful! I never heard of a "Nightfall Snowball Cherry Tree." Although you won't get any blooms this year, at least you have something to look forward to next year. I googled them and all I have to say is WOW! They will be as good as baby breath (or like, I like to call it Angels Breath) to provide privacy and shade. May they grow strong, healthy, and beautiful!

The Knock Out Roses and other flowers are coming up very nicely! With a little more rain, they will mature into beautiful sights to see that will grab your heart with attention! Your potted plants are absolutely gorgeous! I wish you a very healthy growing season. 

May 08, 2023 11:11 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you Patricia. I'm sure the new tree will be beautiful. Now I'll have a hydrangea too. I'm trying to find a place to plant peony bushes. I don't have them yet but I'd like to.

May 09, 2023 06:20 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carla it is hard to have to replace a tree or plant we have had for a long time.  They almost become part of the family.

May 08, 2023 11:28 AM
Carla Freund

Yes, I look forward to seeing it bloom each spring. It is right next to my front porch and it is lovely even if it is brief.

May 09, 2023 06:18 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Carla- love your roses.  I love the tradition of your husband and children planting flowers and greenery for you for Mother's DAy. 

May 08, 2023 06:35 PM
Carla Freund

Thank you Kathy! I love them planting the flower pot too. 

May 09, 2023 06:18 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that definitely is a beautiful tree, I am sure that you are sad that it has to come down.  It appears you have many other beautiful things in your yard though!

May 09, 2023 07:57 AM
Carla Freund

I've been assured the new tree will be pretty as well. Perhaps I'll take a photo and post about it next year if it blossoms. 

May 10, 2023 05:08 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh my, how gorgeous that tree was, Carla! I know you're sad to see it go. We have very similar taste in flowering trees, shrubs and plants - I can't wait for everything to come into bloom!

Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge!

May 09, 2023 02:49 PM
Carla Freund

Thank you. My husband does all the yard work and he likes low maintenance flowers. I happy to really like flowering trees and bushes so it works out perfectly. We have a gorgeous magnolia and crepe myrtle in the backyard. We could use some more landscaping but we're honestly both so busy.

May 10, 2023 05:07 AM