We all know how much Princess Grace loved flowers! Well, I found this (little augury: Fleur's Flower Game, Want to play?
) & wanted to share it with you!
In 1983 Fleur Cowles published The Flower Game. Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace, played the Fleur Cowles Flower Game-selecting Ten Flowers she would take to fill her own island. This was Fleur's question: "NAME TEN FLOWERS YOU WOULD WANT TO TAKE WITH YOU IF BANISHED TO A DESERT ISLAND-NOT JUST ANY ISLAND BUT ONE WHERE ANY AND EVERY FLOWER WOULD GROW, REGARDLESS OF SEASON OR SOIL."
This was Grace's answer:
"I chose ZUCCHINI so that I could eat the flower...
let the leaves grow over a trellis made from BAMBOO* (*her note-" I hope you will accept it although I have never seen it flower.")
where I would sit quietly in the shade and contemplate my beautiful ROSES and pure white IRIS.
Bees would make a hive in the fragrance of my APPLE tree and enjoy the LAVENDER and ROSEMARY to make their honey.
after running through my field of DAISIES, I would stretch out...sip a little rosemary tea and nibble on GLADIOLUS bulb (very rich in Vitamin C). I would be very kind to this much maligned flower whose sisters are bobbing up and down, precariously perched on the back decks of yachts in Monte Carlo Harbour, looking quite forlorn.
I would try to find a fresh water pond on the island for my WATER LILIES with the hope that their large leaves will attract frogs. Who knows?
One might turn into a handsome prince who would be decent enough to whisk me off this lonely island and take me back to civilization...
After all, I am really a city girl at heart!"