Violets are blue

Roses are red…

April 18, 2012

Journal, Lloyd

Pros

Pretty.

Don’t need to be mowed???

I think they ward off vampires.

better than cat’s paw

Cons

Yard Nazi neighbor

Technically weeds

Lauren might be a vampire.

may be harbinger of alien conquest

Feel free to add items to either list.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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6 Responses to “Roses are red…”

  1. Lauren Said on:

    Hey! 🙁 I really am a vampire!

    Pro: green Con: Can’t eat them

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    • Brad Said on:

      Sorry to be a smarty-pants, but I love talking about gardening:
      You can eat violets. People often sugar-coat the flowers as cake decorations. The leaves can also be tossed into salads.

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  2. Brad Said on:

    I’m not a big lawn-care fan, but grass lovers hate violets. To them, violets are horrible, horrible weeds. They spread seeds like CRAZY!

    I think the flowers are pretty, but they only bloom once in the spring, then not again.

    Pro: You already said it -- pretty.
    Con: Short-lived flowers.

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    • Karla Said on:

      Short lived flowers may be a pro, depending on your perspective. If you have a Yard Nazi neighbor, then once the flowers die you might be able to pass the plants off as grass. At least from a distance. We do that with all our weeds -- our lawn is probably less than 10 blades of actual grass.

      I say put short-lived flowers in the pro column as well.

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  3. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Pro: nice flower!

    Con: belongs in the forest (or woods)

    PS: I like them anywhere..

    Reply

  4. Peggy Said on:

    Pro: It’s alive & growing!
    Con: It’s alive & growing.

    Reply

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