By Ellen Probert Williamson
Many are the legends about palm trees.
One says that Jesus commanded a palm tree to bend down so that He could pick dates for His mother, and that He promised in return to bless it, and that when He entered Jerusalem in triumph it would be with a palm branch in His hand as the people cried Hosannah.
Tradition in some countries still says the palm tree — not the apple nor the fig — was the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. And a palm tree is depicted in the state seal of South Carolina.
25 Years Ago
Under discussion at the Homecoming ‘86 meeting was the idea of planting an avenue of dogwoods or azaleas, or both, on highway medians approaching Harriman. An attractive welcome to visitors and residents, it would be a memorial to citizens of the past; an honorarium to those of the present; and a hope and legacy to those of the future.
Roane County Master Gardeners’ sixth annual plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at Ladd Landing, Kingston.
This is a public opportunity to obtain plants, knowledge and information from volunteers trained through the Tennessee Master Gardener program of Roane County and the University of Tennessee Extension.
Perennials, annuals, house plants, shrubs, grasses, vines, herbs, trees, vegetables and yard art will be available.