We want… A SHRUBBERY! A nice one. One that’s not too expensive

When I was about 15 my Mom and I were going to Blockbuster to pick out videos for the weekend. Yes, Blockbuster—this was like 20 years ago. She asked me what I was planning to pick out and I told her I wanted to get Life of Brian (the Monty Python classic). She asked me why I would get a sad, made-for-TV movie about the death of a football player. I said, No Mom, you’re thinking of Brian’s Song.
Ok, a Monty Python themed garden? I’d start out with this foot planter from mygardengoddess at Etsy and as I place it in my garden I’d squash a random weed and blow a big raspberry simultaneously.

  1. The Larch
  2. Lilium ‘Flying Circus’
  3. Hemerocallis ‘Holy Grail’
  4. Coconut Palm (clip-clop!)
  5. Buddleia ‘Black Knight’
  6. Hosta ‘Something Different’
  7. Rosa ‘Mary Queen of Scots’
  8. Hemerocallis ‘Bright Side’
  9. Dahlia ‘Brian’
  10. Hosta ‘Lumberjack’

 I can’t believe there is no Knights That Say “Ni” Begonias or Canna ‘Spam’ or Spanish Inquisition Tulips. There’s a hole in the market, people!

Do you have any suggestions for Monty Python themed plant names?  Did I leave some off the list? Join me, Amanda ‘Two Sheds" Thomsen in the forum

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About Amanda Thomsen

Big, loud and fun- Amanda Thomsen landscapes by day and blogs at night. Her blog, Kiss My Aster, on Horticulture magazine's website has alienated/enraptured dozens. She co-authors a blog called Plants That Suck that is about plants that suck. And she is the less popular half of the podcasting team, Good Enough Gardening, which makes her feel like the "Roy" of of Siegfried and Roy, but without the mauling. She lives in Chicago and does not EVER put ketchup on hot dogs.

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