While recycling old articles from 2017, and now into 2018, I find that there are not enough to conform to the ‘Horridculture’ meme for Wednesday. The meme was invented a bit later. Well, if nothing else, this old article is amusing.
Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were the hip and trendy places to do internships in horticulture back in the late 1980s. Everyone who was anyone was doing it; which is sort of why I was not that interested in doing what everyone else was doing already, even if I could have afforded to go to any of those exotic places. I did my internship in Saratoga.
All I knew about Australia was Olivia Newton John, Helen Reddy, eucalyptus trees, and that it is the place where summer goes when it leaves here.
Since writing online and learning a bit more about horticulture in Australia, I incidentally found that Australia is stranger than I would have imagined.
There are no Pontiacs in Australia! Seriously! When someone asked about what to do with a surplus of peaches that were too overripe and squishy to can, I suggested that they get thrown…
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