Olive trees love our well-draining soils and warm sun, so they make for a happy tree countywide.
Be sure they get enough water and nutrients in the summer months and even if it doesn’t fruit, the silvery foliage will make you happy year-round.
The olive tree plays a starring role in Greek mythology, as it is believed that Zeus told two deities to fight for power by using the love they received from their people. Athena chose to present the olive tree as a gift, which earned her the people’s affection.
In addition to meaning affection, the olive tree is a known symbol of abundance, peace, kindness, and really all things good. Planting an olive tree on one’s wedding day or using olive branches in wedding bouquets is a practice still carried out in Greece to foster good luck.