I got all up in arms recently over the fact that Home Depot was selling these tiny containers as Cactus Gardens when there wasn’t a single cactus included. Then my husband reminded me that I am guilty of saying something along the lines of “there was a huge bee…” when actually there was no bee, it was a wasp, or a hornet. To someone who knows the difference (and cares) a succulent garden and a cactus garden are not interchangeable, just like a bumble bee, wasp or hornet are not.
This conversation led to me thinking about all the times I’ve written gorilla gardening when I really meant guerrilla gardening (smart I am). Or when I type “plants” in an email when I really meant “plans” or "pants" and I hit send before I notice it. I also have trouble with soul and soil. My fingers are creatures of habit it seems. They sense where I am going based on frequency and just automatically fill in the letters.
Do you have a word you misspell over and over again no matter how hard you to try not to? Or what’s your misused gardening term pet peeve? Bonus points if your peeve is something I do...because I'm sure I must (hopefully only) occasionally offend the horticultural trained.