The first prompt, in a total cut and paste form to 1)prompt me, 2)share what I'm talking about 3)indulge my laziness so I don't have to click back and forth. I have a lot of tabs open... :
Grow Write Guild Prompt #1: Write about your first plant.
- Further Questions:
- How old were you when you grew this plant?
- Where did you grow it (city, country, someone’s house, your own home, in a pot, in a garden)?
- How did you come by the plant? (Did you buy it as a mature plant? Grow it from seed? Was it a gift? Did you steal it?)
- What drew you to the plant? (Aesthetic: color, shape, form? Did it look tasty? Smell nice? Have an appealing texture?)
- Did you know anything about this plant before you decided to grow it?
- Did you have an emotional attachment or memory around this particular plant or type of plant before you decided to grow it? If yes, what was it?
- Did you enjoy growing the plant or was it a negative experience?
- Where is the plant now (alive; long dead; you ate it; it died, but spawned progeny that lives on)?
I had a spider plant growing in a yellow pot in a macrame holder. But MY first plant, it wasn't mine, but the one that filled me with wonder and responsibility, was a bunch of plants. Boysenberries. Dappled shadows danced with dark sweet berries. They taught me to value waiting for the ripe moment. They taught me to treat plants with respect. My grandmother taught me to select the right plant for the situation, later, as she related that the boysenberry was less thorny than other berry vines.
I know now that they're canes, and that it was a whole row full of plants.
And I want to grow some for my daughter.