Memory & Myth
by petal & pins
I can picture exactly where the Salvia Leucatha grew below the window of my parents bedroom in the front garden of my childhood home.
Drawn to both the colour and the texture I loved the purple spires of velvet flowers on silvery stems – perhaps an early hint of a vocation with the tactility of textiles.
Family myth is purple was one of the first words in my vocabulary and it’s still a favourite colour.
When I walk past the patch of salvia that spills onto the pavement down the road and lightly touch the velvet flowers it immediately takes me back to childhood days in that garden.