Thursday, April 5, 2012

The inevitable outcome of access to beer and genetic engineering tools, mixed with an overdue gardening column

From the rosette of petiolate leaves at the base and two to eight lanceolate leaves up the stem we know that this is a greenhood orchid of the genus Diplodium. The flower is atypical, though. Perhaps it has evolved to be pollinated by keas.

17 comments:

Substance McGravitas said...

The harvest-time travails of the sheep-fallers are heartbreaking. Absent proper labour standards all right-thinking individuals must deplore the senseless waste inherent in woolgathering.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a lovely sheep cannon you've grown!
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Sirius Lunacy said...

The diplodium celeri augmentum has an extremely fast growth rate which can sometimes catch the local livestock by surprise.

Kathleen said...

wow that was very cool

ckc (not kc) said...

...do yur sheep-on-a-stick come in different flavurs?

Smut Clyde said...

They all come in bleedin' wool flavour. You can get it chocolate-dipped if you want to be all fancy.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What if you want extra hops in your flavour?

Shirley this is an option...
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Is vegetable lamb acceptable for vegetarians?

Smut Clyde said...

What if you want extra hops in your flavour?

Then it would be a woolly jumper.

vacuumslayer said...

This is dumb. Clearly if you're going to grow fluffy animals, you go for baby bunnies.

tigris said...

They tried growing bunnies vegetatively, this is how we got peeps.

bbkf said...

this is making me woozy...

el Manquécito said...

You can get it chocolate-dipped if you want to be all fancy.

Sheep dip. That's not chocolate.

tigris said...

Tzatziki?

ckc (not kc) said...

I bet Thom Kincade never painted a sheep on a stick ("if you'd kept your sheep on a stick, you wouldn't have lost that one, would you!")

Jennifer said...

Reading the title of this post was entertainment enough.

fish said...

The flowers are pollinated by Scotsmen wearing Wellingtons.