The Hawthorn has more connections with ancient beliefs & traditions than almost any other tree. The Lore, traditions, connections with Faerie Folk & magic go back millennia
Plants have personalities?? Most definitely.
Developing a relationship with a plant is not too dissimilar to developing a relationship with another human being (or any other living creature). When we first meet another being we don’t know if we want to be friends with them; because we don’t know anything about them.