Hello, everyone! Past weeks has been too busy for me to check others posts or even update my garden’s growth. In fact, I’ve been ignoring my garden a lot lately, thanks to my mom who’s been maintaining it well. I wanted to join you all at the Desert Island and finally got time to sit down and choose my plants.
First thing that came to my mind when thinking of which plant to choose was that I need one flower that’d give the hot desert a cool atmosphere and also serve another purpose apart from cooling our eyes. The first plant that came to me is the generously flowering Plumbago, whose parts are used for treating warts, broken bones, and wounds. It is also believed to ward off bad dreams! So here’s my first choice –
Plumbago - Plumbago auriculata - Nîlacitraka
Secondly, I can’t live without worshipping everyday and I’d need a flower fit for the purpose and since I’m stuck to just three, I should choose a plant that can flower abundantly everyday. I thought of Rose, but that doesn’t give flowers every other day… Hmmm… Hibiscus? Ermmm… Yea may be, but again it doesn’t give blooms in plenty though it does so daily… Four O’ Clock! DUH! That’d flower only in the evening… What’d I do in the morning? Hmmm… Aha! I just know which one to choose – Butterfly Pea! That’d please the gods and attracts bees and butterflies!
What next…. What next… ? Since we’re in desert and my other two plants would need water in abundance – at least the Butterfly Pea does, I don’t want to waste too much of it and I thought of saving the resource for my other blogger friends’ delicate plants. So what would be the perfect choice? There’s no thinking! It’s the perfect Oleander that demands very less water and attention!
Phew! That was difficult! I wish I could’ve brought all my other plants – “O’ sweeties, I’ll miss you all for some time, but’ll be back soon. Wish my happy journey. B-bye!”