5/31/2005

Take time to stop and smell the fungicide



We have a huge fence covered with succulent, tasty honeysuckle, but where do the aphids and fungi like to dine? My rose bushes, of course. I'm trying the "Safe" brand of insecticide and fungicide. I have a environmental guilt complex, so it seemed like the right thing to do even though I'm pretty sure it's a hoax. How could it be so safe, while the small print on the bottle says something like, "Will kill animals and small children" ?

I tend to be one of those the-glass-is-half-empty-and-I'm-going-to-kill-the-bastard-who-drank-my-milk type people, so of course yesterday when I was tending my rose bushes I was focusing on the aphids and didn't notice the newly formed blossom until I'd already drenched the plant in a special "safe" cocktail of fungicide and pesticide. Then I noticed the perfect, white blossom. The chemicals glistened on the flower like morning dew and I followed the instinctual urge to smell...Fungicide.

Well I haven't lost any limbs today, so I guess that stuff is safe after all.

1 comment:

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