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Gift Certificates Are A Delight To A Dedicated Gardener
Gift certificates can be sent by email instantly, by immediate fax or by mail on the date that you wish. A gift certificate is important for two very important reasons. First, the person who receives the gift certificate will cherish the thoughtfulness of your remembering and honoring an important occasion or holiday. Second, you can easily solve the problem of what to give, because a gift certificate will enable your loved ones to pick out exactly what they want to receive and plant, whether or not the gift is a flowers bulb, a tree or a shrub. Your loved one can choose exactly the plants that they want from the vast inventory listed on the The TyTy Nursery website. The person who receives your gift will think of you, the giver, when the amaryllis bulb flowers appear on the flower stalk, or as the peach harvest is gathered from the fruit tree, or as the giant oak tree shade spreads to cool their home or landscape garden. The pleasure and fun of growing plants increases as the trees grow older, or at a time when the fruit tree production feeds their family appetites, and their memory of you will grow as their garden experience matures, as they savor the delicious flavor of the freshest of peaches.
Many people are surprised, when they realize that a nursery tree can be shipped long distances. TyTy can ship any plant, even as mature as a 40 foot shade tree, at distances anywhere in the United States and have any plant delivered right up to the doorstep. Shipment is fast when plants are in season. Sometimes during our busy season a delivery can be received the next day after shipment. TyTy nursery can ship some plants all during the year, and on some other items such as dormant trees, the shipments begin in November or December and continue until mid-April.
A gift certificate for trees is popular and fruit trees, nut trees, shade trees and flowering trees are common trees for Holiday gifts such as Christmas. Shade Trees and Flowering Trees are important and appropriate plants to give and are shipped directly to your location, whether that is a church gardener or in some cases to the attention of a city parks director where many friends and relatives of the receiver can enjoy the continuing benefits of flowering trees, instead of the customary giving of flowers at the Cemetery of the funeral location. Memorial Garden plantings shade seating areas for the loved ones who may wish to recall their memories near the grave-stone garden and to meditate on the past. Pine trees are fast growing plants and the pine straw is valuable to use for weed control near the tomb stones.
Early Rural American cemetery plots were often located on farm land, where a family would establish eventually a sacred space to dig a grave at the woods edge. The family deceased members would be kept together and surrounded by the cooling breezes from the shade trees. As towns and church communities grew, a spot near the church would be carefully selected, and specific burial plots would be assigned to a family belonging to the church. A small fee for the plots would be paid to the church, and customarily the family members would take the responsibility for the future upkeep and planting of the trees and shrubs. Grass became fashionable in the Cemetery growing as lawns during the second world war. Eventually many of the church cemeteries ran out of space, and cities and private investors developed large Cemetery plots on the outskirts of towns. The National government developed Memorial cemeteries, where soldiers and nationally prominent citizens were laid to rest.
The development of a private cemetery meant that the owners must generate a profit by adding desirable landscape planting, colorful shrubs and trees, expansive green-mowed lawns, ponds, interesting roads, borders and flower beds. The offerings of these life-giving trees and plants were attractive to the families of those already buried, and the attractive green landscapes were pleasing to the sight of visitors and to those who might be looking to buy a plot of land for a grave.
Marble monuments often sit at the top of a grave with meaningful inscriptions chiseled into the stone, as an historical reminder that the body and spirit planted beneath that earth is a memory to be honored at that spot. A tree has no graven inscription like that on the stone marker which might suggest a long term endurance of the gravestone, but the tree offers a living and growing contrast to the symbolism message carved upon the head stone. The tree will continue to grow as it progresses through natural history to be recycled along with all other living things, such as the blades of grass beneath the trees, and the birds that sing their songs in the branches of the trees.
The tree has been tied closely since man’s history intersected with the development of the natural history of the tree. According to the Hebrew Bible the beginning of man evolved in the Garden of Eden, where it was recorded “The Lord God planted all sorts of beautiful trees there in the garden, trees producing the choicest of fruit.” Genesis 2.9 Trees have become important religious symbols for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Trees were an appropriate connector “in the beginning”-at the Garden of Eden, and certainly a tree gift for planting in a cemetery is a proper and appreciated gift that honors as a tribute to a loved one or a friend and to grow beside the graves-stone. The gift of a tree can grow and survive through several lifetimes and generations and can honor that person and his ancestors for hundreds of years.
A gift of a flowering tree or shrub can play center stage the landscape garden. The flowers, of course, highlight the plant and choosing a flowering tree with fragrant flowers presents another dimension to add a wonderful enjoyment and pleasure for the gardener and his friends. The leaves of a plant will release a wonderful penetrating fragrance into the air, when the tree is planted closely to a pathway to brush against as you pass by and to enjoy the pleasant aroma.