Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wednesday Vignette - What Will They Think of Next?

In the big box store on a hardware run, of course I had to check out the garden section.

Imagine my shock when I came across these specimens that profess they're "Boldly Going Where No Plant Has Gone Before." Indeed, but WHY?
Kosmik Kaktus? Not only are they probably not cactus (I think they may have been some species of Haworthia) but in my opinion they are anything but cosmic. Tragic is more like it. The partially-obscured verbiage on the card appears to say the coloring doesn't hurt the plant, but I'm not convinced—I'm cheering for the little green and purple guy in the front row that seems to have escaped complete coverage by the paint sprayer. He may just have a fighting chance.

Yes, I'm opinionated, and I believe these bizarre little novelties have no place in anyone's home. However, at $5.98, I bet they find their way under a few Christmas trees this coming week. Please do NOT tell me if you are one of the buyers!

What will they think of next?

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  1. I swear that every time I have the misfortune to walk by a display of similarly mistreated plants, I can hear them sobbing - or are they gasping for breath? I think I would not like to spend a lot of time around the person who came up with this marketing idea.

  2. oy. I've seen similar crap in the grocery store. Not in the garden center thank goodness !

  3. That makes me so sad to see, every damn time... It further perpetuates my convictions that despite our technical prowess, we humans are an irreversibly stupid specie. Sigh... no wonder aspiring gardeners (who might not realize the plant they just bought is airbrushed) think they have black thumbs when the poor thing dies. It was dying before they even brought it home!


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