8 Trees I’d want in my garden

Hi guys, I bring cheer and tranquility with me in this piece.

I walked out to a nearby open space in the neighborhood and got inspired to write this tree post.

Trees that were around me as I was writing this
Me taking a selfie with one of the trees

While here, I thought of the trees I’d love to have in my fantasy garden. So I came up with these. I also included some haiku so I hope you enjoy.



In the garden in my mind I see a luscious wisteria tree,
Oh how it inflames me!

Wisteria drapes
dripping with purple desire
Romance lives within

In that garden, I must have a Noble oak.
For it protects all the rest, flexing with security

Oaken Majesty
You ooze power and courage
“You are safe,” you say

Oh green palm! So vain, how could I not have you
The way you know you’re one of a kind, effortless in your beauty

Suave and calm palm tree
Exuding peace and relief
A bit of beach brought home

To see you but once a year would be worth it all
How could I live with myself knowing I had a choice and chose to leave you behind

Cherry tree blossoms
Auspicious each time you bloom
Bringing good fortune

That Birch!
Only one will do

Birch in the corner
You’ve shed the skin of trials
Thus new beginnings

If I could then I would
Have that mighty redwood

Collosal redwood
Endless and everlasting
A family tree

Dreams become possible when I see you
As ethereal beauty pulses around your presence

Japanese maple

Flamboyant maple
Take me where I’ve never been
Where dreams do come true

You’ve seen me through many a year
Bringing hope for each coming one

Prickly cedar tree
Fragrant with hope and blessing
Healing and Cleansing

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Don’t you just love trees, their beauty, their peace.
The air they give and the one they clean

Let me know which special tree you’d like to have in your garden or compound. I’d really like to know.

35 Comments Add yours

  1. Such lovely pictures and poems, Jude. They are all amazing, but the Japanese maple is particularly spectacular. Nice to see a picture of you too.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Roberta, it’s a magical tree I fell in love with over this quarantine period. I’d really love to get one when all this is over. I’m glad you liked the post, I enjoyed it

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  2. Hope to see a redwood at some point. Cheers. Hope you are doing good.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m alright thank you, hope you are well too. Yeah the redwood looks like it’s beyond this world

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  3. Sadje says:

    Beautiful trees!

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      1. Sadje says:

        Your dream garden would a fantastic place.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you yeah it would be but I’d like to add a few others I don’t know

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      3. Sadje says:

        πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  4. Jay Bleu says:

    Great post. If you had to pick just one, which would it be?

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh mehn, that Japanese maple does things to me 😊

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      1. Jay Bleu says:

        That one looks amazing from a Disney movie or something. I used to have a birch tree growing up, so I think that one holds sentimental value to me

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Oh yeah the Birch, i read that shedding it’s skin is a symbol of new beginnings. Those maples can be different sizes depending on age but one thing that’s common is that they always stand apart from all the rest and yet enhance all around them

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      3. Jay Bleu says:

        Yes I guess every tree has it’s place and something it can teach us

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      4. judeitakali says:

        Thank you Jay, I’m happy you shared with me πŸŒΌπŸ€—xo

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  5. memadtwo says:

    What a garden that would be! I love oak trees, but I also really like the Rose of Sharon. My last residence had an oak in front and a Rose of Sharon in back. I’m treeless at present, but the park is nearby. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh I’ve just looked up the rose of Sharon. Those pinks have a beautiful comfort to them. I gotta add that one to my fantasy. The park is as good a place, lucky you 😊🌼

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Yes, it’s good to have nature in the neighborhood.

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  6. Jules says:

    Nice park you’ve got there πŸ™‚

    I’ve already got a little forest here with the Silver Maple that came with the place, and others gifted by the birds or from seeds the squirrels burred (whatever the chestnut variety it is, the scrub pines) and I planted the Willow! I’ve various pines – the ones the children brought home for Arbor day – Some struck by lightning and now only provide climbing gyms for the squirrels. Some others too – What I don’t have that you’ve displayed can be found in the neighborhood. Well most except for the palm – I think I’m too far north. πŸ˜€

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh wow, I’d really like to be around all those, you my friend are blessed

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      1. Jules says:

        You are welcome anytime…
        I’ve got the creek too – lots of odd wildlife.
        A sanctuary!
        I’m not good yet with adding my own photos… but if you’d like a look-see at the creek I can email you a photo or two. Looks like you don’t get all that much snow with palm trees… If you miss winter scenes I could send you one of the yard all in white πŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Yeah seeing the photos would be really cool.
        judekirya37@gmail.com

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      3. Jules says:

        (Done…) have a great night. Good night πŸ™‚

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  7. Loved loved loved this post, Jude. You flew me to another world, one that I recognize as our rightful existence. When I saw your face, I broke out in a huge grin for two reasons: one, you look so at ONE with ALL in Nature, and two, you are not wearing a mask hiding your gorgeous face. Thank you for both! To feel such peace as you do shows me for sure you know the key to BEing in the Moment. YAY for you!! xo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed this Amy. I was the only one out there yesterday, had a mask in my pocket but didn’t see the need since it was far from public. Thank you so much for appreciating and may you continue to be blessed 🌷🌷

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      1. Jude, I do not wear a mask outside. I do maintain social distance. The air has been so fresh and clean a mask is defeating the purpose of getting fresh air. There is nothing to be afraid of when you are outside. (I’m a nurse)

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      2. judeitakali says:

        The fresh air is really nice

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  8. -Eugenia says:

    I love trees and visited the Redwood Forests of California several years ago. It was awesome! Beautiful pictures and poetry, Jude!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      I’d really love to see them sometime as well. Thank you for enjoying the beauty in the post Eugenia. I wanted to spread some

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      1. πŸ™ 🌹 🌹 🌹 πŸ™

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  9. kittysverses says:

    This is an interesting read, Jude. I got to know a bit more about the names of trees I’d only heard before. A beautiful tribute.As for my choice of trees, I’d love to have a mango tree in my garden, someday. πŸ™‚

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Mango is nice, I’ve grown up around fruit trees, they are extra useful definitely. I think I’ll include a section for fruit trees in my fantasy garden.😁

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