Everyone needs to grow a plant that their grandmother grew–

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This tiger lily, (Lilium tigrinum)–which traveled from my grandmother’s Kentucky home to my parents’ North Carolina home to my sister’s Virginia home and back to me in Wake County NC– is mine.

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Like a lot of my favorite plants it has a story that connects to people I know (or knew) and loved.

What about you? What plants from family and childhood do you grow?

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