Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I've added three worthy new blogs to the sidebar for everyone to check out:

Daffodil Planter, which I first noticed when it happened to be on a list at Blotanical right next to PATSP, and checked out because it claimed to be funny (it was). Particularly recommended is Are you one of these difficult garden center customers?, because it's really really really timely this month, and also funny. I wish I could print a copy and stick it on the front door at work, and make customers read it before coming in. But I can't do that.

Callus and Chlorophyll, which is less frequently updated but also funny, which I found out about because DaffodilPlanter sent me a message through Blotanical that I should check C&C out.

Random Rants and Prickly Plants, added because Claude left a comment on the post this morning, prompting me to check out his profile and then his blog, reminding me that I'd intended to add RR&PP to the blogroll at some point a long time ago and then forgot.

In unrelated news, I bought three six-packs of the above marigold (Tagetes patula 'Durango Bee') yesterday. I was originally planning to put them in a large pot with an elephant ear (Colocasia?) and call it good, but now I'm thinking maybe something else should go with the elephant ear, and the marigolds should get planted elsewhere. Probably some form of the original plan, in the end, 'cause I don't have enough time to think about other options. I'm just hoping I can keep everything alive until I have time to get it to the house and plant it.

My just-received copy of Wicked Plants, being held by the (poisonous) Pedilanthus tithymaloides.

I also just got my copy of Wicked Plants. So far, houseplants appear to be somewhat underrepresented, but they do get pp. 27-29, which I suppose will have to do. Review to follow . . . eventually.


Daffodil Planter said...

Gosh, thanks for the support, Mr. Subjunctive! I had wandered over to tell you how much I was still enjoying the quiet resentment you describe in your profile.

Love the photo today.

Since you are dealing with Elephant Ear, go check my post called Garden Nomenclature for an aposite laugh.

Daffodil Planter said...

Typo! Apposite.

That's my punishment for flinging around legal lingo.

Zach said...

You don't even have a yard yet and you're starting to buy outdoor plants... I thought this day would never come.

sheila said...

I really enjoyed the garden center customers blog entry. I met a lot of them working at a garden center too! Thanks for reminding me again why I don't work retail any more.

About the elephant ear/marigolds, perhaps not the best combination (culture-wise, that is; I like the colors together). EE's like LOTS of water, probably more than the marigolds will be happy with.

Benjamin Vogt said...

I want to see a review tomorrow! It's either buy books or buy plants--I'm always torn. Happily torn.