Last Thursday evening I flew up to Spokane, WA, for a long weekend at home with my parents. Our first stop was an old favorite hole-in-the-wall for take out dinner. We were quite shocked to see it had suffered a remodel and lost all character, welcome to just another unremarkable, chain-like, pizza joint...
As if that wasn't bad enough there was this...WWTT?
Perhaps they were thinking: "Hey, let's not plant those bushes in the ground (cause you know non-plant people don't call them shrubs), they'll just get big. Let's just sink those plastic pots into the gravel..."
Folks, it gets HOT in Spokane in the summer. And it doesn't rain all that much. And can you say "root-bound?" Certain death awaits. Well, that is if they even stick around. This particular planting is in the middle of a heavily traveled street full of student housing for Gonzaga University, oh and there's a popular bar just across the street. Drunk college students aren't exactly known for their love of nature.
Good news though, at least the Hostas made it into the ground.
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