"A Transplantable Rose" isn't the first song that I wrote but as a tale of an Illinois-to-Texas gardener it seemed suitable as a name for my main blog, slightly changed to The Transplantable Rose.
The character who sings this song is may have come from Illinois, but she's not me and a job was not the reason for the move. In the play, Caroline comes to Austin hoping for a new and different life and a place where she can forget a lost love. (I always liked that name 'Caroline'. It was an alternate choice for a baby name once upon a time and it's fun to be able to use it. )