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RE: Plant Police

ROFLOL! You are right, plant police are needed and hope they never show up
here. Made tons of mistakes mostly due to lack of knowledge and hoping they
fill out, or will buy something to go there later type thing. I think the
most serious flaw is tags! I used to read them and assume they were right...
ok, some list the height as the main body of the plant, others include the
top of the flower on a huge stalk... and then there is the matter of how
many years does it take to achieve this height/width, and if it dies back to
the ground yearly it may never get that big! Sheesh... tags caused many
design concepts errors here.

Of course, I then found this list and learned about so many plants I never
heard of before.


> As my friend and I drove back from Hilton Head yesterday we had a
> discussion about the lack of knowledge that many people have about
> gardening. What seems so "common sense" to us is obviously foreign to
> many when it comes to planting. A co-worker had commented to me last
> week that she was born with a brown thumb. I told her that was
> ridicuouls, that everytthing she needed to know could be found in most
> libraires and on the internet. Why do people assume that others are
> "born" with a green thumb? I've killed MANY plants and still do. It's
> basically read and learn as you go.
> Anyway, on the road yesterday my friend and I were talking about this
> and how many houses have these horrible landscapes with plants either
> completelyt in the wrong spot, or just the wrong plant period.
> She commented that there needed to be a "plant police" force in our area
> which of course we laughed uproariously to about.
> Well, obviously, she was right. As we drove home through my subdivision
> we noticed this TINY little house with these GIANT (I swear these things
> are 6 feet tall and wide) Agave plants on each side of the driveway,
> like it was some huge hacienda out in New Mexico or something. Of course
> we immediatley said, see they need a visit from the plant police.
> Well tonight, I went for a walk. I rounded a curve and litterally did
> gasp out loud. A house that was recently sold, now has a straight line
> of three corn plants (the house plant not the vegetable) right smack in
> the front lawn like littel sentries. OH my Lord, it is hideous. It was
> previously a beautiful lawn, if needing a bit more landscaping, but for
> the Love of God, not that kind.
> I think we should petition a new show on HGTV called the Plant Police.
> Obviosuly, we need it!
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC

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