November 06, 2015
The question we get asked the most is where does the name Tezula come from (Or if you have auto correct and are in a rush, that question is usually "Where does the name Tequila come from" which can makes things much more fun!)
My grandmother was a fantastic story teller, and she spent countless hours telling me about the adventures of a warrior queen by the name of Tezula. If those stories were meant to put me to sleep, she failed miserably, and I spent a lot of time lying in bed wandering about what Tezula's kingdom looked like, she was after all, the envy of the known world! Tezula had the best and the finest of everything and her land prospered under her rule.
Tezula brought back many wonderful and amazing artifacts from her adventures and quests, but she always made a point of never returning home until she had found the most beautiful flower. My grandmother told me she did this because it reminded Tezula that the simplest of pleasures can be found in the simplest of places.
Tezula never existed, and I do not know where my grandmother created her from, but those stories, each of which had a special meaning most certainly played a part in creating who I am today, and definitely fueled my lifelong passion for horticulture. YES..... I cannot go to a new area without visiting their botanical garden or a local nursery and I love it! :)
Horticulture means the world to me, and my mother used to joke I would one day start to sprout leaves would eventually have to be watered and placed in a pot, preferably in medium shade for best results! My father on the other hand knew plants would play a big role in my life as apparently the fence around our vegetable garden was to keep me out, not the dogs! Apparently I was curious and kept on pulling up the carrots while still in my diaper to make sure they were growing okay.
Plants are a massive passion for me and they really do bring me the greatest of pleasures and joy. There is something almost magical about planting a seed and watching it grow to maturity and bloom. When that first bloom opens and it's something thats completely unique and never seen before, for me at least, there are no words to describe that feeling. I didn't have to think at all about our name, the name had been with me since I was a child thanks to Grandma..... and here we are today...... just minus the diaper.....and uprooted carrots!
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