Shirl of Shirl’s Gardenwatch has proposed a challenge for us. If you were on a desert island and you could take three plants what would they be? Food plants are already available.
My first choice is Black Eye Susan because they remind me of my childhood. They grow wild where I’m from and as a child I use to pinch the flower heads off and drop the from an old wooden bridge into the creek. They would spin as they fell like little helicopters.
My second choice is Orange Jasmine. I love the scent and could smell it for hours on end. I’m afraid we may have lost this one to the cold this winter.
Last but not least , I would take my grandmother’s rose. It has survived for generations and every time I see it I think of her. As children we would chase each other around her house and I always managed to snag my arm on this rose. Funny that I should have such fond memories of something that has caused me to shed so much blood.
3 years ago