Saturday, April 05, 2008
Pokey. Ouch. Pointy. Don't touch it. Ouch. You touched it, didn't you? I told you so.
I recently worked "freak flag" into a column. It's about euphorbias. Euphorbias are weird, and definitely freaky, and that is exactly why they are near the top of my favorite list. As are pokey pointy ouch things. I like to look at them. Not touch them. Here's a closer look at a euphorbia in our garden...
Pretty, huh? Ah, the wonders of nature. Spring is awakening the garden, and my little freaks are coming back to life.
Which reminds me, I've been plotting a goth garden, and am almost done with my list of bloody, black, deep red, scary or contorted plants. Also included in that are carnivorous plants. I imagine creating this goth garden, and feeding it with people who are mean. So here's a warning to all mean people out there, and that includes those on the internet. You mean to me? I'll feed you to my garden. And I'm sure the Bloody Butcher Tomato will produce a bumper crop this year. Mmmmmmmm. Yummy.