So wandering through the market today, mom & I passed the very popular floral round. You know the one that has the black buckets filled with roses, baby's breath (ick) & pedestrian choices. I was a fool to hope for peonies, not wanting to traipse to Whole Foods, but then around the back, potted & plopped on the floor was this wonderful spiky white flowers plant that I have never seen & when mom rejoined, she had no clue either & that is saying something.
Evil me I stole the tag. By the way it had no care instructions only a very generic type in black with Ornithigalum Damascus, so I felt not too evil.
Fast forward home, to the computer & voila...Star of Bethlehem joins my interior garden plot. Damascus is part of the thrysoides genus, native to southern Europe & Africa, the latter throwing my mom into query since she gardened for 4 years in South Africa during our 1970s stint.
I love knowledge. For me that's what along with love is my definition of knowing that you're more than merely alive, that you're living & today I received a gentle reminder that in life, just when for a brief moment you believe you're well versed, on to your path the Star of Bethlehem lands.
Thank you to Touch of Nature, odla & newplant.co.za