I was stumbling into work today through the plaza next to our building when I noticed the gardeners were replacing the cyclamen that have been blooming in big pots there since Christmas with geraniums. More importantly, I saw they were THROWING THEM AWAY. Eeeks. Cyclamen are perennials that bloom year after year and cost about $5 a pop at the nursery. Trashing them is a crazy waste.

I asked the head plant guy (who could have been establishing a notable career in gay porn instead of potting geraniums, but whatever) if I could have the cyclamen. He said sure so readily, I considered asking about a blowjob as well, but I didn’t want to push my luck.

Scurrying back to the my desk I snatched up some grocery bags and am now the possessor of a couple dozen big ol’ cyclamen, yay. I have, of course, no place in the yard for them, but I’ll figure that out later.

About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

5 responses »

  1. NO FAIR! I just spent a ridiculous amount of money at Home Depot on plantage that I’m pretty sure I will kill by the end of summer. Tsk.


  2. Oh honey, do you remember that they used to do that at UT: rip perfectly good plants out of beds so they could replant and then throw away the used ones (or let smart gardners–which we were not in those days–snatch ’em up). I KNOW you’ll find a place for these additions to the garden; you always do!


  3. wow…how ironic!

    Blow jobs cost about 5 dollars a pop at the nursery too.

    But thank you for educating me as to what a “cyclamen” is. I’d have still been embarrassing myself thinking it was a team of guys in bike shorts.


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