A Walk through the Gardens

The Northern Catalpa, sometimes called a Catawba tree, is primarily used today as a large ornamental shade tree–lovely flowers too!

 Settlers planted Catalpa to produce fence posts…the wood is lightweight, and the heartwood is resistant to deterioration when placed in the ground. For these same reasons, railroad companies grew plantations of them for railroad ties and fuel.

Me? I just like to sit under ‘em and have a talk with Our Lord.

(All images Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

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