Abomination — Sweetgum and Pines

While visiting a local home improvement store today, I took a look at the garden section to see what grotesqueries the plant wholesalers have cooked up lately. They did not disappoint. I am, by now, inured to things like paper flowers glued to cacti or Phalaenopsis orchids with dyed blooms–If you desperately need a cheap […]

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6 comments on “Abomination — Sweetgum and Pines

  1. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Well said and I agree that this is something that always makes me cringe. I was a recipient of one of those waxed amaryllis a couple of years ago. I was at once horrified and fascinated. It lived and bloomed. Amazing if a little creepy. After it bloomed I pulled the wax off and it recovered.

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    • Hello Lisa! As I read about the Amaryllis I also thought it was interesting but also sad. How did someone come up with the idea of using wax like that? I am very glad you removed the wax and it recovered, though. I didn’t write this post, however. I re-blogged it from Sweetgum and Pines. Thanks for the comment!


  2. Vicki says:

    I abhor this type of ‘tacky’ Christmas decoration to be honest.

    It seems like sheer mutilation to put wax on a real living plant/bulb. What will they think of next (at this time of year).

    I like the idea of giving a plant or seedling as a Christmas present though…..as long as you know the recipient loves gardening or indoor plants 🙂

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    • Hello Vicki! I agree. The industry seems to always come up with a new Christmas gimmick. I also agree it is best to give plants as gifts to those who enjoy plants. Otherwise, just give them plants or flowers made of silk so they can enjoy that won’t die from neglect or overwatering. I recently gave the ministers wife a Callisia fragrans because I knew it wouldn’t die. They have a very nice sunroom that has no plants. Thanks for the comment and take care.

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