Open Auditions for "Life of a Perennial"

After the smashing success of

Life of a Marigold: A One Act Play


Life of a Hollyhock: A One Act Play

Open auditions are now taking place for the upcoming tri-quel:

Life of a Perennial: A One Act Play

Okay, perennials, please line up and as we call your number, please present yourself at center stage, state your name, and then tell us a little about yourself.

No. 1
State your name, please:


Daylily? Is that it? No variety name? You look familiar... you aren't 'Stella d'Oro' are you?

Oh, no. I'm not Stella! She's my cousin. Unfortunately, there was a tragic accident and my label got lost and so I just go by Daylily.


No. 2

State you name, please.

Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles'.

What have you got for us?

Well, I'm not as tall as a lot of perennials, and I may not bloom off and on all summer, but I think my blue color is just the best don't you?

Yes, what's left of it. We'll let you know if we need you to come back.


No. 3
State your name.

Clematis triternata 'Rubromarginata' but my friends call me Fairy Vine.

Fairy Vine? Well, you are lovely and sweet, but to be honest, we were thinking of more of a well, non-vining flower. If we decide to cast for Life of a Vine, and there is a good chance we will depending on how Life of a Perennial goes, we'll give you call.


No. 4
State your name, please.

Heliopsis helianthoides 'Lorraine Sunshine'.

Wow, interesting leaves you have there. Hey wait a minute! What is going on there on your flower? This is not that kind of a show!


No. 5
State your name.

Echinacea purpurea.

Okay, what have you got for us today?

Well, I grow just about everywhere, I'm a native flower and I come in many colors. Plus, the birds love my seeds and I have winter interest!

Interesting. Anything else.

Hmmm... I know! I can cure the common cold!

Nice, but we are putting on a play here, not curing the sick.


No. 6
Your name, please.


Just Daisy?

Well, really I'm Leucanthemum vulgare, but that's not the prettiest name so I prefer just Daisy.

What can you do?

I can make predictions!

Next group, please!

Auditions are still open for Life of a Perennial!


  1. I love your plays, and the photographs that go along with them! What a novel idea! ;)

  2. So far, I'd have to say the Echinacea is the top of heap. So to speak.

  3. So far I think I would go with Daylily. Could have fooled you and claimed to be Stella but nope she was honest and said just Daylily...

  4. You never cease to amaze and entertain me with your garden presentations! Bravo! Encore!

  5. I'd love to see a video of them performing. I'd rather watch that instead of Dancing with the Stars........

  6. What a fantastic group of stars and that Heliopsis has taken this into the PG rating for sure! gail

  7. Stella D'Oro surely takes the limelight-a true star!-and going with the low profile! Echinecea also has many talents-very versatile. Wow-touch decision for the lead. Everyone gets a part!!!


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