Sunday, October 21, 2007

Avert your eyes!

Today was a beautiful gardening day (too bad we were up a bit late last night at a neighbor’s party). We’re cleaning up and clearing away pots and other things and we got a lot done. I also planted the bulbs that seemed in most urgent need of planting: the lilies and the eremus. The tulips and hyacinths (all being forced) are tough; they can wait a bit more. I had never seen an eremus “bulb” (more a root). Ew!


But that’s NOTHING compared to this grotesquely-shaped sweet potato vine tuber I found while pulling them all out of the containers. Now, tell me, what does this remind you of?


It seemed a shame to pull all the still-thriving annuals out of the pots, but with roofers coming they'd just be a target, so we have to put the pots away. It would have to be done soon enough anyway.

10 comments:

Gina said...

holy crap! its sweet potato porn!

Mr Middleton said...

the thing nature grows hey!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Seriously... the things I want to comment here would get me in lots of trouble... lol.

Layanee said...

There will be no stoop tag in your sweet potato patch! LOL

kate said...

The picture says it all ... I am going to be smiling whenever I think of the ingenuous sweet potato!


The Eremus bulb resembles a shrivelled-up octopus. 'Ew' is right!

kris said...

Oh, that is too funny - "sweet potato porn" pretty much says it all.

Kitt said...

Ha! Get the butter ...

Jim said...

Impressive tuber. I hear that a lot.

I'm betting you can sell that on ebay for lots of money. There's got to be a group or society out there that collects obscene tubers.

Once planted, what do you think it'll grow into? A sweet potato vine seems too expected.

Nickie said...

Must....Behave....Myself.....


Great tuber! LOL!

lisa said...

Hahahaha....yea, what they said ;-)