Category Archives: Hateful plants

A little re-leaf… please!

Ba da bump. Uggghhhh… guess what I did this weekend? Yep. This is just one of about six mammoth piles of leaves I raked up and carted to the “compost” pile. (Compost is in quotes because I just throw a … Continue reading

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Petunias to mums: bring it!

As many of you know, I sustain a deep, primal hatred for mums. I know I have expressed myself fully on this fascinating topic, but I think it bears repeating, especially in light of the above photo. See, earlier this … Continue reading

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Madonna: hydrangea hater

In what must be the most high-profile of flower hate incidents ever, Madonna has issued a YouTube apology to hydrangeas.* It’s a pretty funny video. Very Italian film noir, all black and white and subtitled and melodramatic. I don’t agree … Continue reading

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Horticultural snobbery: mums, carnations and other plants we hate

So, yesterday’s post on Mums drew some interesting comments. Can’t say I’m totally surprised. Like I said… esthetics. Who’s to say? But I found some of the feedback really fun. First, a shout out to the Mum folk — you … Continue reading

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Mum-ified

I’ve been talking a lot of unapologetic smack about Mums lately. First I dogged them in a post last week. Then I went into a tirade against them to my poor neighbor friend LaNeia, who was just looking for some … Continue reading

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