Now, this is interesting. Many of us posted about Burpee’s purchase and subsequent closing of Heronswood a while back. One of my posts got a comment from "Paul" who said that he’s actually pretty happy about the whole deal and has been picking up some nice hellebores out there on the east coast.
An alert reader named Andrew dropped me a line to let me know that the very same comment appeared over and over on blog posts related to the Heronswood debacle. (GardenRant is one of them; would you believe he got us twice– here and here. Doh!) See Paul’s originality on other blogs by going to these Google search results.
What could this mean? Andrew suggests that the posts came from a Burpee employee; while he provides the IP address of the commenter, I don’t know how to connect that to Burpee, however. Any geeks out there willing to do the legwork?
So there are two possibilities:
"Paul" works for Burpee and is too unoriginal to come up with something slightly different to say every time, or
"Paul" doesn’t work for Burpee and is still too unoriginal to come up with anything different to say.
Well. I’m glad we cleared that up. Meanwhile, the Seattle P-I takes a field trip to Heronswood and reports on the latest. No real news on the fate of the garden, except for the confirmation that Seattle gardeners still don’t like George Ball. Check it out.Posted by Garden Rant on August 2, 2007 at 5:39 am, in the category Ministry of Controversy.