During our recent spell in the deep freeze, I’ve been spending the evening going through garden catalogs, ripping out pages of the seeds and tools I might order. Garden catalogs are very enticing, but also great fun–especially the names of the plants and products. Gardeners seem to have a taste for the corny and the punnish, all of which is good for a chuckle on a frigid evening. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Not Tonight Deer, a non-toxic deer repellent that can be used on fruit and vegetable crops. Note the headache coming on in the image from the package.
- Ka-Bluey blueberries, an explosively crunchy blueberry variety.
- Pickin’ and Grinnin’ green beans — these plants are heavy producers
- Fat N’ Sassy peppers
- Disco™ mix marigolds — the 70s live on.
The Joker sunflowers. I asked my Batman-obsessed teenager about these and she thought that the flowers did look a bit like the Joker — or maybe it’s the playing card. What do you think? From left to right, Heath Ledger as the Joker, a joker, and The Joker Sunflower.