Who is the overachiever here?

Check out these marigolds. Note that some are growing tall, achiving heights and beauty, while others are slacking, still short and droopy, like when the hardworking NPS guys planted the green stuff in McPherson Square.

I wonder what makes one set of marigolds grow taller than the other? Would it be nature, they are just taller plants, or could it be nurture, they have better soil and light/water combo.

This being Washington DC, I think there should be a study on it, some partisan bickering on Capitol Hill, and of course an association just for park-planted marigolds.

2 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 10:03 am

    Update: I spoke with a NPS employee in the park today an it looks like its nature and operator error that produced dual height plants. The new superintendent, replacing a retiree, put the wrong marigolds on the truck, mixing dwarf and normal plants. The planters, not able to tell the difference in seedlings, now have random height flower beds for their efforts.

  2. Don (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 1:48 pm

    No need for partisan bickering, yellow is obviously the color of those chicken liberals. Sheesh!

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