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2007-04-07 15:00:15

Q:WE had to remove a dying almond tree from our patio. We are looking to replace it with a new tree that has beautiful foliage, and that fully flowers in the spring and will not grow too big, but will give a little shade over our patio table. Do you have any suggestions? A: My personal choice would be Forest Pansy or Silver Cloud Redbud, Cercis canadensis. Forest Pansy Redbud likes full sun and is a moderate growing tree to 20 feet tall with a 15-foot spread, but pruning can control...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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