I have this tendency to assign personalities to plants. My husband thinks that it is even a bit nuts for me to talk about them like people (with he/ she pronouns) — if he only knew the deeper level at which I sometimes see personality traits, and how I think of them as independent little beings….(totally bonkers)
Echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’ and Cephalaria gigantea could be sisters in my book. Sisters, to each other and to me. And just like me, they are tall, blond, girls but who (unlike me) never forget to throw their shoulders back and stand up straight (unless maybe they get pelted with hail or something horrible like that). I think I could learn a thing or two from them….and for this reason I think they should be planted in my garden.
Do you think you resemble a flower? Or maybe a plant’s personality inspires something in you? Do share.
images: Echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’ from imprimeriekl.com and Cephalaria gigantea from Cillas