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Pixelated
06-08-2019, 03:50 AM
I spent some time today in Lawn & Garden (greenhouse).

Customer: "Do you have [Latin name] and [Latin name] in single pots or just in arrangements?

Me: :eek::blink::confused:

Fucked if I know, lady.

I pointed her towards the department manager, who was visible in the distance.

YamiNoHime
06-10-2019, 01:09 PM
Someone is showing off

Minflick
06-10-2019, 04:59 PM
Or possibly, SUPER tired of asking for said plants by common name, and getting something entirely different than what she wanted. If you garden, and are serious about it, i.e. serious but amateur, using the Latin names makes it much more likely that you get what you want. Common names are hideous when it comes to identifying a plant.

Mental_Mouse
06-11-2019, 01:27 PM
Or possibly, SUPER tired of asking for said plants by common name, and getting something entirely different than what she wanted. If you garden, and are serious about it, i.e. serious but amateur, using the Latin names makes it much more likely that you get what you want. Common names are hideous when it comes to identifying a plant.

Yeah, I'll have some bluets, buttercups, and daisies please! :devil:

Minflick
06-11-2019, 06:03 PM
I live in California, in San Jose. I garden, even in an apartment. I have a creeping charlie that is a LOVELY house plant, green and glossy, grows amazingly. Doesn't need much care, just a haircut a few times a year. Here were I live, I've never seen it in the ground, just in pots. Standing, or hanging, indoors or out. I have shared probably 2 dozen rooted babies off this thing, to other plantaholics or to newbies, etc. It grows, it's happy, it's all good.

BUT. If you Google Creeping Charlie, you get something else, that looks similar, but is super invasive in other parts of the country. I don't know which parts because every time I realize I found 'that one' I close it and keep hunting for my plant. It's not being stuck up, it's being fussy!

My plant: Plectranthus verticillatus Google knows it by Swedish Ivy, which I have never heard it called here in California. North or South.
Not my plant: Glechoma hederacea I've only seen this one online, never in real life. Reviled online.

Nunavut Pants
06-11-2019, 09:10 PM
Oh, hai naybor! :D *waves*

I'm a few miles NW of you, it seems. (About an hour's drive during commute times?)

Kit-Ginevra
06-12-2019, 08:45 AM
When l googled Creeping Charlie l got a lot of results many of which were not plants.Or suitable for human eyes...

Kazim
06-12-2019, 10:32 AM
Safe search is your friend, But it does make searching a tad bit more boring :D

Minflick
06-12-2019, 05:56 PM
Oh, hai naybor! :D *waves*

I'm a few miles NW of you, it seems. (About an hour's drive during commute times?)

Sooo, 15 minutes at 7:30 Sunday morning; 1-2 hours M-F 3-6 p.m.!

Nunavut Pants
06-12-2019, 09:22 PM
Spoken like a local!! :D