In the middle of the street in front of our house is an island with a large oak tree. It is the only island in the community that does not have any form of irrigation. Nothing really does well there. Over the years we have planted all sorts of things…except cactus…which I know will probably grow there well, I just don’t like them.
Yesterday I planted periwinkles on the island. When digging a hole for the small plants I realized there is no ground soil left, just years of mulch and leaves with a teaspoon of dirt. I am hoping the roots will somehow take hold.
The Internet says Periwinkles are hardy and do well in dry conditions — so far so good.
It also said to put a thin layer of mulch over them — oops—what if they are planted in just mulch?!
It will be interesting to see if they grow under these conditions. Personally I think they will. In Florida you see them growing up through the cracks in the sidewalks. They are tough.
Looking at the Periwinkles made me wonder how tough am I? Am I hardy – spiritually? Do my roots take hold no matter what the circumstances? When the conditions change, can I still flourish no matter what the weather is – no matter what storm arises?
Am I a Periwinkle or an Orchid?
Orchids are beautiful, but must have perfect conditions and bloom only for a season.
I hope and pray that I bloom even in the most difficult circumstances….how about you?
I want to be a Periwinkle!