I’m taking up Gayla Trail‘s challenge to be part of the Grow Write Guild, a collection of writers or gardeners of one stripe or another who wish to practice telling their garden stories. Gayla’s first prompt, posted today, is to write about my first plant.
I know that when I was in kindergarten, I walked with my classmates on a field trip to a local garden center, where we each picked out an annual to plant in a small bed in front of the school. I picked out a marigold because I liked its spicy smell, and probably because it was the first thing I came to. At age 5, I hadn’t cultivated the skill of browsing. I became depressed Continue reading