Friday, June 26, 2009

A Word of Caution

If you come into my place of employment looking for a sub-alpine fir I will show it to you.

I will tell you that it's the one tree in my entire nursery that I won't offer a warranty on.

I will also tell you that at some point, probably sooner rather than later, the tree will die.

If you tell me that you want to plant it IN your house, I will tell you there is no chance I will warranty any tree you might plant IN your house.

(And when you tell me you want to plant it IN your house you won't be referring to a nice houseplant in a will be referring to actually planting the tree IN your house.)

When you ask me for another suggestion besides a sub-alpine fir I will tell you that I cannot recommend any tree in that situation.

You will leave, and you will be annoyed with me.

Trust me, that's how it will happen.


Manda said...

Someone really wanted to plant a tree IN their house? How in the world were they planning on getting away with that? :o

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

Well...I can see that Mr. Thompson came into the nursery today.

Don't worry - the tree in the house wasn't my idea.

Anonymous said...

People do that in England all the time. In conservatories. I had a friend in Vermont who had a tree growing in her house. It was some kind of tropical thing, I don't remember what. Maybe banana.

Amy said...

One time Becca looked at me with the same face you probably have on right now because I have an iris in a pot in my living room.

Be patient with us. We're stupid.

Also, will my Lilly (in a pot in my house) come back next year? Or should I throw it away?