Random Notes

How to Keep Plants Growing Well

Posted by mfluch on December 19, 2007

Terry Pratchett’s and Neil Gaiman’s description of how the demon Crowley convinces his plants to grow well:

…every couple of months Crowley would pick out a plant that was growing too slowly, or succumbing to leaf-wilt or browning, or just didn’t look quite as good as the others, and he would carry it around to all the other plants. “Say goodbye to your friend,” he’d say to them. “He just couldn’t cut it…”

Then he would leave the flat with the offending plant, and return an hour or so later with a large, empty flower pot, which he would leave somewhere conspicuously around the flat.

The plants were the most luxurious, verdant, and beautiful in London. Also the most terrified.

(Good Omens, page 225.)

Again, nuff said.

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