28 October 2009

Illustrated guide to Gardener's Quantities

I, like many others, was laughing out loud when I visited May Dreams Gardens yesterday and read Carol's "Gardeners guide to quantities" So I decided to create some drawings to illustrate the principles Carol set forth so clearly.

First a little drawing to illustrate the meaning of the word "Couple" to a gardener:
Quantities
Next A drawing illustrating the fact that for gardeners, the smallest quantity of plants we're capable of thinking of is 3. 1 and 2 just don't exist for us.
counting
Check out my other garden drawings here

17 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

LOL! Now that is true and so funny.
I am so bummed out about the African Violet leaves. I did not know the variegated leaves would grow green plants.Thanks for letting me know, I think ;-) I guess I should have just bought the plants after all.Drat!

Greensparrow said...

Now you know why variegated african violets are so expensive!

Kate said...

Hi;
And the day brightens... Popped over from Hocking Hills... This is hysterical. I love it!!

Greensparrow said...

Glad you liked it Kate!

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, this is a funny post! How come it took me so long to find this!! I am going to immediately subscribe to your blog and tell everyone to come and see this.

You have captured perfectly what I was trying to say!

topiary lady said...

Love it! I thought my plant multiplication issues were only me. I'm so relieved that it is a common gardening gift/curse???? which one???? ;)

Daffodil Planter said...

Our favorite words: bulk discount!

Kathy said...

How did you know I wanted a pergola? Carol sent me.

Leslie said...

What a wonderful visual aid for those of us who loved Carol's post! I am also adding you to my Google Reader and looking forward to reading more...

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp said...

This was hilarious. Like looking in a mirror.

mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Hilarious. I really did get that "couple of loads" of topsoil. It's still in my driveway...I've been moving it for months.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

As a very visual person (aren't all gardeners?) I really enjoyed your interpretations.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

So true, and that was hilarious. You are like Andre who draws for Margaret on A Way to Garden. Thanks for the laughs.~~Dee

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

LOL Very amusing although I must admit that I do buy just one plant from time to time.

Jean said...

Too funny and too true! Thanks for the laugh!

Rose said...

LOL, I can certainly relate to that last drawing:) My husband was surprised the other day to see a big patch of lawn dug up; he said, "I thought you were just going to plant a FEW flowers." Obviously, he doesn't understand gardener language.

plumcrazytreehugger said...

Wow! your drawings are so awesome!
Reminds me of the time we went to Home Depot to get some manure for our vegetable patch...some meaning an entire flat-bottom cart FULL and loaded to the top! it was so fun to have all the yuppies looking bewildered and upset..'what can they POSSIBLY be doing with all THAT!?'