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Home Depot Houseplant Hearse

When is a shopping cart more than just a shopping cart? When said shopping cart is painted orange and it says The Home Depot on the side. I have to admit that I do feel a bit of guilt because I enable Home Depot when I buy Burpee seeds from them along with other plants including but not limited to my cacti & succulents. But I can't help it, their cheap prices allow the working class the luxury of participating in gardening and general plant growing. Not everyone can afford to be a lazy localvore and pay someone to plant their veggie garden and collect the bounty and place it on their back door once a week. But I digress...

I don't know about any of you but I tend to not use a shopping cart when I visit a Home Depot garden center or shop in the manly section of the store. It gives me the creeps to think about the possibility that the shopping cart I'm pushing once transported dead plants to their graves- er I mean- the trash compactor out behind a Home Depot.

dead houseplants at Home Depot(sorry about the picture quality, it was taken with my cell phone.)


Houseplant BINGO!

I'm sure I'm not the only person that notices houseplants when they aren't the subject of attention. I think all houseplant growers do this from time to time. You could be minding your own business watching your favorite television show and in a commercial tucked away in a corner is a houseplant that catches your attention. That is how it begins; Houseplant BINGO!

Then you notice the trailing ivy sitting on the desk of the quirky receptionist in your favorite situation comedy. Houseplant BINGO!