Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I am a Snapdragon

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."

I found this little quiz at Becky's blog today...took the test, and turns out we're both (supposedly) snapdragons. Interestingly enough, they're among my favorite flowers. I can remember my mom picking a single bloom from a stem and teaching me how to hold the blossom just right so that I could make the dragon's "jaws" open and shut.

I almost always tuck a few snaps in my gardens... I know they're not perennial, but they're tough little guys and sometimes live over, or reseed. They're not so fussy about water as some plants, and they're unfailingly cheerful. The taller varieties are so regal looking, too. Last summer I taught a friend's daughter how to make the dragons snap...

This is usually the time of year I start yearning for spring. I'm much more likely to buy a bouquet at the store, and I catch myself peeking hopefully into my mailbox, looking for the spring catalogs. Hmmmm....maybe I should go look. Just in case.


  1. I am so ready to start gardening. Just to get my fingers in the dirt, I ordered some Strings of Pearls that I'm going to plant in some vintage pottery. Look for pics this week.

    My grandmother used to plant snapdragons, but I never have. I'm thinking this year I will add some to my flower garden. I do love how they snap.

  2. If you're thinking of adding them to a cutting garden, I'd go with the taller Rocket series... otherwise the little short guys are sturdy and cheerful