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Monday, April 10, 2006

Gin & Tulip

It's Spring, and time to worry about those droopy daffodils and too-tall tulips. A horticulturalist from New York has a new solution for the home gardener whose bulbs get leggy and fall over- invite them in for cocktails.

Or, as one newspaper put it, a jigger of gin makes your daffodils grin. Not too much now; you want to have some left over for yourself.

Whiskey, vodka, and tequila will also work. Actually, I'd use vodka -I've always thought it was better poured on plants than drunk anyway.

Ok, gotta go do some, uh, "gardening"...

6 comments:

Phoebe Fay said...

So, somehow this stunts the stem and leaves, but lets the blossoms grow like normal.

So, if the analogy works with men, then the blossoms could be their sparkling wits, and the stunted stems would be...

Oh oh!

Colonel Colonel said...

I dunno, Phebes. Looked at from a man's Point of View you may have it backwards...

Or at least we all hope so.

Mike said...

Ummm...this is just wrong on so many levels. The thought of wasting Gin on flower is just making me sick. Where's my damn mower?

Colonel Colonel said...

Mike, Mike, Mike- you are looking at this way too narrowly.

What other chance are you going to have to write off your liquor store bills as "gardening supplies"?

Or your time at the bar as "horticultural research"?

This is a Golden Opportunity...

Mike said...

CC--Perhaps you are on to something now. Besides, if I drink with the flowers...I am not drinking alone.

Phoebe Fay said...

drink with the flowers... that sounds like some kind of old movie mob threat. "If I find out Frankie's been talking to the feds, he's gonna be drinking with the flowers."