Members of the Moringa Garden Club plant memorial trees honoring the
lives of deceased members and members of their family that are no longer
As they grow, these trees will sustain and shelter other lives and remain
a living symbol of our love and admiration.
Over the years a number of trees have been planted througout the county.
We invite you to vist these locations and encourage your contributions
to the Memorial Tree Fund.
Because familes often suggest a donation be made to this project when
their loved one passes we are providing the following information:
If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to Moringa Garden
and send them
to our treasurer: JANICE
North West 49 Court,Tamarac, FL.
Checks without a designated tree, go into the general Tree Fund. If
you would like your donation to go to a tree for a specfic person, then
please indicate so on your check.
Our trees are planted in prominent locations and promote our club's
mission to stimulate the love of gardening in our members and the public.
We have received many requests from people who visit this page and
ask us to plant a tree for someone they loved. We are sorry
to have to tell them that we do not do plantings or maintenance for
the general public.
However, we would like to inform those those who have wanted to honor
friends in this manner
that you can do that through the Arbor
Day Foundation. They plant a tree in one of our National Forests.
As grand as they are, our national Forests are in desperate need of
replanting because of recent unprecedented fires. Every dollar donated
plants a tree. http://www.arborday.org/shopping/tictim/TIMSample.cfm
They also have
a special page where they allow you to pick the Forest and create your
own card in honor of someone's celebration or in their memory. You can
print and send the card or they will send it for you.
The cards are
We hope this
The Members of the Moringa Garden Circle
The tree dedicated
to Rose Béchard Butman's Mother is called Cananga odorata,
commonly called ylang-ylang ( EE-lang-EE-lang), cananga tree,
ilang-ilang, kenanga in Indonesian, fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant
or perfume tree,[Chanel #5] is a tropical tree which originates from
the Philippines and is valued for its perfume. The essential oil derived
from the flowers is used in aromatherapy. It has been planted
at Lighthouse of Broward County.
Moringa Garden Circle & The Fort Lauderdale Garden Club's
of Memorial Trees for
McLean; Horticulturist, FLGC Honorary Member, And Arthur "Skip"
Mackey, "The Voice of N.A.S.A,"
planted at Hortt Park, 1700 SW 14th Court, Shady Banks, Fort
Saturday, November 15th, at 10:30 A.M.
Moringa Oleifera trees and botanical signage were provided through
donations to the Moringa Garden Circle Memorial Tree Fund by members
of Moringa Garden Circle, The Fort Lauderdale Garden Club, the
Lighthouse of Broward, Sylvia Gordon's Nursery, and Friends and
Family of David and Skip.
The Moringa tree is native to India and commonly known as the
Horse Radish Tree because of its pungent edible root. Virtually
every part of the tree is edible and possesses numerous nutritional
knew David knew he was a "spicey" guy, so we feel the
Moringa tree was an appropriate choice for him. David was a long
time supporter of the garden club. He helped develop the Lighthouse
of Broward Sensory Garden which is maintained by the garden club.
Skip was known
as "The Voice of N.A.S.A" for 40 years. He was married
to Moringa member M.E. DePalma-Mackey and often accompanied her
as Caterpillar Man to her Butterfly Lady at Arbor Day events to
the delight of children and adults.
Both men were
friends and dear to us. We look forward to dedicating these trees
as living memorials to them.
Butman; Memorial Tree Chair, Moringa Garden Circle
Civic Improvement and Community Education Chair, Fort Lauderdale
Read the Dedication
presented by Rose - Download
it in Pdf Format
of the memorial trees for Robert Haehle; FLGC Honorary Member, Horticultural
Consultant and Author took place at the new south entrance of the
Bonnet House on Saturday, July 26th, 2014.
regia, Royal Poinciana and the Radermachera
elmeri, Philippine Trumpet Tree were planted and
botanical signage provided through donations to the Moringa Garden
Circle Memorial Tree Fund by members of Moringa Garden Circle,
The Fort Lauderdale Garden Club, and Friends and Family of Bob.
Butman co-ordinated and moderated the event with the support of
members who helped prepare glass of Champagne and Orange Juice decorated
with Star Fruit which were shared with family and fans of Bob.
Rose led the
toast. and we sent off kisses laced with champagne. Bob would
have been so pleased. He always loved a party!
And...It appeared as if Bob responded with a THUNDEROUS voice
because within 20 minutes after the toast, the sky opened up and
Evelyn Zink's husband Tom was honored on February 26, 2013 with
new roses planted in his memory.
gals gathered at the Stranahan House, where Evelyn has maintained
the rose garden for many years to sip champagne and toast this
lovely lady and her late husband.
The soil was enriched and several varities of roses were planted
to create the new Rose Garden.
Lois Udvardy with Cathy's husband
Arbor Day, Friday, January18, 2013, the Moringa Garden
Club planted two matching standard specimen
Crape Myrtles ( Lagerstroemia x fauriei "Tuskegee"
) trees in memory of our dear departed
friends, Edgar Williams, and Cathy Clapp.
The trees were planted in Shady Banks at the new Hort
School Park 1700 SW 14th Court, Fort Lauderdale.
12-14 foot trees are located in a prominent location at
the entrance to the building.
photo on the right was taken 8 months later in September
of 2013 by member Hadny Fayyaz.
- Dwarf Apple Blossom Tree
Dwarf Apple Blossom Tree, Pink Cassia, Pink Shower Cassia,
Wishing-tree. A small compact tree with impressive delicate
pink flowers, attracting bees and butterflies.
Perfect choice for small yards and patios.
Planted in memory of Bob Roberts the husband of Alliean.
February 22, 2011, Moringa planted a Bald Cypress - Taxodium
distichum- tree in Wilton Manors at Hagen
Park in memory of William Miller Jr., Bonny Miller Cole's father.
Bill was a true Fort Lauderdale Pioneer. As attorney for the Village
of Wilton Manors, Bill carried the Charter to Tallahassee that
made the Village into a city, and continued as the City Attorney
for 30 years.
As President of the Miller Foundation, Bill was generous with
funds to support our garden club efforts.
In the May / June 2016 issue
of the Town Crier, Benjamin Little of the Wilton Manors Historical
Society, wrote an article on Mr. Miller and his many contributions
to the formation of the city. You can read a copy of the article
by clicking on this link: Town
planted a Jacaranda mimosifolia in George English Park
in memory of Marty Martindale, Jean's husband.
Marty's tree is in the foreground
Eben's tree is across the walk right behind it
The canopies will eventually grow together over the walkway!
A fitting tribute to the men who were also great friends.
joined Cindy Reiger and her daughters Kris Blake and Gretchen Reiger
at George English Park on June 30th for the Memorial planting
of the tree in honor of Eben Reiger.
The 20 foot Jacaranda mimosifolia tree was planted next to the
boat ramp - a fitting place to honor the man who so loved the water!
Special thanks goes to Gene Dempsey with the Urban Forester Parks
and Recreation Department City of Fort Lauderdale and his wonderful
great crew who planted the tree for us.
residents of Manor Pines lined the courtyard as they watched Moringa
Garden Circle members dig the hole for a memorial tree planted
in memory of Jerold R. Ford, M.E. DePalma's husband, who died
April 1, 2008.
member took turns with the shovel under the direction of nurseryman,
Jesse Durko. Robert Haehle, selected
the rarely seen Radermachera 'Kunming'
- Dwarf Tree Jasmine for its drought tolerance
tree from South East Asia is very easy to grow and it is an excellent
bloomer”, said Haehle. Radermachera
doesn't take a lot of space compared with plants of the same height
and can be grown in full sun to filtered light with average water
Perez, Activities Director for Manor Pines, remarked how many
residents and visitors enjoy being in the garden with its lush
plantings and central fountain feature. “They
already like this tree”, she stated as she and several of
the nurses passed sweet fragrant clusters of the light pink flowers
with orange throats among the crowd.
The club also
planted the Butterfly attracting, Aloysia
virgata -Sweet Almond Verbena,
in memory of Lillian D. Stetz , M.E. DePalma’s mother,
who passed away in January of 2008. Few shrubs sweeten the
air of a warm summer evening like the sweetly fragrant spikes
of white blooms on this shrub
MORINGA GARDEN CIRCLE HAS PLANTED TREES TROUGHOUT BROWARD
COUNTY IN MEMORY OF MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WHO HAVE PASSED THROUGH THIS
WORLD WITH THE LOVE OF THE ENVIROMENT.
* = Moringa Member
Diane Scully's* Mother
|Jean Martindale's* Father
|Annie Beck Park
ME DePalma's* Mother
Pines - Wilton Manors
-Sweet Almond Verbena
|Jerold R Ford
M.E. DePalma's* Husband
||Manor Pines - Wilton Manors
||Radermachera 'Kunming' -Dwarf
Cindy Reiger's* Husband
Kristine Blake's* Father
Gretchen Reiger* Father
||George English Park
Jean Martindale's* Husband
||George English Park
Alliean Robert's* Husband
||Plantation Botanical Garden
|Dwarf Apple Blossom Tree -
Bonny Cole's* Father
||Hagen Park - Wilton Manors
||Bald Cypress - Taxodium distichum
Myrtle - Lagerstroemia x fauriei "Tuskegee"
Myrtle - Lagerstroemia x fauriei "Tuskegee"
Poinciana - Delonix regia
Philippine Trumpet - Radermachera elmeri
|Arthur J. "Skip" Mackey
M.E. DePalma's* Husband
Rose Béchard Butman's Mother
of Broward County
odorata, - commonly
called ylang-ylang ( EE-lang-EE-lang)
club member, Rose Bechard Butman, is an arborist and finds these special
trees for us. . If you have questions regarding any of these trees for
your yard, please call her at (954) 258-9169