Back in the day when my fingers were brown, I killed everything I touched. Considering I come from good Free State farming stock, have two sisters who were farmers and parents and brothers with magnificent lush gardens, this was mighty shameful.
But then I bought this plant for it’s sculptural leaves, and cherry flavoured Lifesavers happened
Then a sort of red tulip
these lasted three days, smelled like the inside of a garbage can and brought all the flies for miles around
then this penis cactus complete with single testicle I was planning to sell to the Playboy foundation
Obviously an obsession set in.
When I moved house I took only my favourites
and since I had a hot spot against my garage I decided to build a rock garden
and then the universe showed me what it could do without any interference on my part