This post, 'Desert Island'..., was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/
Which three plants would you take with you? Shirls askes.
Hahaha, I brilliant 'escape' from a grey day in January, just this minute it is snowing outside my door. Brrr
What to bring? Hm, not an easy task but this is what I choose.
1. Plant number one, a fragrant rose. Beauty and fragrance in one. This is Stanwell Perpetual. This is what Paul Barden writes about this rose.
'Stanwell Perpetual' is the nicest of the Scots roses, in part because it blooms almost continuously. It forms a wide lax shrub of about 3 or 4 feet tall, and at least 5 feet wide. There is a very large first flush in the early summer, and a smattering of blooms for the rest of the season. Blooms are about 3" across, open flat, fully double, and have a very sweet, powerful fragrance. This is just an extract do read more here.
2. Plant number two, the Dahlia, for it's beauty and for it's ability to attract beautiful friends like butterflies, bees and bumlebees. The hard bit will be to choose with one of all the Dahlias.
3. For plant number tree I would choose to bring the Ipomoea ' Heavenly blue'. Besides being a simple yet elegant and beautiful flower, I can also watch a small 'miracle' appear in front of my eyes as the plant opens new flowers everyday. It is certainly heavenly.
All these flowers are my friends from my potager in Tyra's Garden and these are my plants which I would you choose to bring to a 'Desert Island'. (as the food were already there)
What would your choices be?
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