Off the Mark by Mark Parisi for January 26, 2023

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    Ivy Valory Premium Member 10 months ago


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    FreihEitner Premium Member 10 months ago

    And yet I have a couple of plants in my back yard which I’ve been trying to kill for over 5 years.

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    angelolady Premium Member 10 months ago

    True, unfortunately. But I never mean it!!

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    jasonsnakelover  10 months ago

    That’s about how Jewel sees me.

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    Superfrog  10 months ago

    You reap what you sow, but it can be pretty grim.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 10 months ago

    Not only that, but the plants I do have are fakes!

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    Nobody_Important  10 months ago

    And this is why I don’t have plants! I have nothing against them, I just don’t have a green thumb.

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    stillfickled Premium Member 10 months ago

    This is funny!

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    scote1379 Premium Member 10 months ago

    Truth, most plants die from to much love .

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    backyardcowboy  10 months ago

    Shouldn’t he have a black thumb?

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      10 months ago

    herbicidal maniac

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    johnjoyce  10 months ago

    Oh my! That’s ME!

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    johnjoyce  10 months ago

    One spring, my husband had to go to an out-of-town conference. He left me with strict care instructions for his tiny shoots (garden veggies) beneath the grow lights. When he returned, he went straight to the plants to see the state of them. He said in a matter-of-fact tone, “Wow. They look okay. I can’t believe you didn’t kill them. Because I know you tried.”

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    MRC112  10 months ago

    I saw a TV program a while back (Black Mirror maybe – or something like that) where a man suddenly found that he could hear plants. He was greatly disturbed to hear them scream when something was cut off the plant and went on a quest to stop people doing things to plants. Needless to say, the screech was terrible when mowing the lawn.Interesting program

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    Gina Carson  10 months ago

    Unfortunately, this is too true.

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    ladykat  10 months ago

    Probably. I kill houseplants. My outside perennial garden is doing okay, though.

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    mepowell  10 months ago

    A 32,000 year old seed was found, planted and it grew!!! When I read that, I thought of all the times I’ve planted seeds and — zilch!

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    Abrus80  10 months ago

    It’s a really weird thought, but, since most plant breeding is to make plants better for our use, often at the cost of traits the plants evolved to better survive in the wild (like toxic seeds, shattering (the ability for fruits or pods to burst upon ripeness and throw their seeds far from them, for maximum distance of spread) being small tough and wiry so they can survive in more adverse conditions, etc.) to a plant, Luther Burbank (very famous plant breeder) is probably the equivalent of Josef Mengele.

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    paperphrique  10 months ago

    I had a zamioculcas which went from lush to two spindly little shoots, and it stayed that way for more than a year. One of the stems withered and died and within a week a new shoot appeared, so I have hope that it will regenerate itself. As Jeff Goldblum said in “Jurassic Park”, “Life will find a way.”

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    T...  10 months ago

    Full belly laugh…

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    thejanith Premium Member 10 months ago

    Yes!! Love it! I have such a “brown thumb” that I don’t even try growing anything. I come by it honestly; my mom even killed a plastic plant! Thanks for the laugh.

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    cuzinron47  10 months ago

    Took me a while to get this one, and it shouldn’t have, considering what I do to plants.

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    BigBoy  10 months ago

    I have a thriving collection of Evergreenis Plasticis

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    Garfieldfan123  10 months ago

    Time to trim some leaves…

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