“Only Three”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
In reading several garden blogs today, I found that many were discussing a Desert Plant Challenge hosted by Shirl’s Gardenwatch. This got me thinking. What three plants would I take to a desert island? Only three? How do you decide? This is tough.
After much thought I know I would definitely take flowering plants. The first one would be a hydrangea. That is among one of my favorite blooming shrubs. I like not only the big clusters of flowers which last a long time, but also the foliage. The leaves are so cool to the touch in the middle of summer.
Next, I think I would have to go with a large camellia shrub. Again, it would be because of the flowers. Camellias bloom over a long period of time, so there would be flowers for weeks if not months.
Last of all would be an amaryllis. If I only could bring one, I know it would make seeds or bulb offshoots and then there would be more. I think the amaryllis flower is one of the prettiest. So tall and stately. Long lasting, too. A perfect companion on a desert island.
Think about which three plants you would take to a desert island, and then stop by Shirl’s blog to leave a link or a comment about your selections. It will be interesting to see what three plants people can’t live without.