Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Are you well grounded? Check out the true meaning of plant catalogs

 The real meaning of plant catalog terminology:

"A favorite of birds" means to avoid planting near cars, sidewalks, or clotheslines.

"Grows more beautiful each year" means "Looks like roadkill for the foreseeable future."

"Zone 5 with protection" is a variation on the phrase "Russian roulette."

"May require support" means your daughter's engineering degree will finally pay off.

"Moisture-loving" plants are ideal for landscaping all your bogs and swamps.

"Carefree" refers more to the plant's attitude than to your workload.

"Vigorous" is code for "has a Napoleonic compulsion to take over the world."

"Grandma's Favorite" -- until she discovered free-flowering, disease-resistant hybrids.

* My friend Annie sent this to me, and I'm assuming it's one of those circulating-the-web items, but please let me know if you know the proper attribution, or if I'm violating copywrite. Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Funny! I saw one of these once for interpreting real estate advertisements...and it was so true. :-)


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