Thursday, June 12, 2014

IF YOU LOVE TO GARDEN, READ THIS ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER!!

My grandfather loved to garden.  My mother always told me she was the teachers pet because their yard was full of flowers and my grandmother always cut a large bouquet for her to take to her teacher.  No wonder I love to have my hands in dirt!!!!

Here are some photos of a mulberry tree that my grandfather, John Rabal, planted at the G.B.U., later Hunsinger Park and now Ashland Railway in Mansfield, Ohio.  He planted the tree up-side down.  This is a trick that he learned as a nurseryman in Austria, Hungary prior to WW1.  He said, mulberry trees were the only trees you could do this to.  It was planted in the thirties.  Tree is still growing!!