The Dangerous Underworld of Flowers

Sandii: (eyeing a hanging basket) How do they know the right places to plant them?

Me: You just crowd them in. They’re annuals. They only have one season to grow and flower and die.

Sandii: So how many do you put in?

Me: As many as you can. You feed them and water them, and they fight for space. It makes them bloom better. It’s like a cage match, only with flowers.

2 Comments to “The Dangerous Underworld of Flowers”

  1. By Arwen, August 23, 2007 @ 4:46 pm

    So why do they always tell you to space them sixteen meters apart?

  2. By Liz, August 23, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

    Because they believe that a cage match with flowers is cruel.

    No, really, I think there must be plants that compete and plants that say “To hell with this, you other plants can have all my water and nutrition”.

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