Once inside, in a dark spot was a shelf full of organic fertilizer and various organic-okay bug and weed killers.
There was also a prominent rack with an awning that said "eco-options" and labels that promised "earth-friendly" vegetables. It was utterly bare except for a pair of bedraggled herbs.
Blocked aisles, garbage on the floor…now I know where I am!
Otherwise, the place was the same contemptible Home Depot of yore…blocked aisles, garbage on the floors, pots with no prices, stuff falling off the shelves, very few plants on offer except for the kind of broad-leafed evergreens that depress me into a coma… your average funereal rhododendrons, pieris, boxwoods, and azaleas. And not an orange-vested human in sight.
So, nice that "earth-friendly" is now in your vocabulary, Home Depot. But, for God’s sake, hire somebody who actually likes the earth to show you how to run a nursery!
There are half a dozen people among the Garden Rant commentators alone who are qualified. Drag Pam Penick, for example, away from Austin or convince Christopher C. to skip North Carolina and pay him the big bucks to come to Atlanta and tell you a thing or two about how to turn non-gardeners into plant-purchasing gardeners–and how to make the already plant-committed so happy, they overspend themselves silly.Posted by Evelyn Hadden on April 20, 2007 at 4:35 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.