Sunday, 10 April 2011

Little Africans

I planted 30 Little Africans yesterday in my quest to keep the housing association people very far from my garden this year! I do not want to deal with those ignorant people again and I figured if I just keep on top of it, I should be fine. (By this time both of my parents will be nodding their heads furiously and will say to each other something along the lines of "finally")

And before you all start wondering about those Little Africans: no, I didn't go to Africa to pick up 30 little children. I am not Madonna! I didn't stay here and find them in the nearest fugitive center either. I picked up 30 little Africans at the supermarket and since they are the perfect colour for the Netherlands (ie orange), I decided I would fork out the amount asked (5 euros). And then I planted them!!

For those who can identify the flowers by looking at them: well done! For those who can't: the English name is Marigold, the Dutch name is Little African...

9 comments:

Gattina said...

I just had read your post below and that you were lazy, I found now this one. I am totally ignorant about flower names, you could have said that these are yellow daisies, I only can see the difference between a tulip and a rose.

Anvilcloud said...

It must be harder to take an interest when it isn't your own place. Also, for me, interest in flower gardens came much later in life. I'm still not as avid as many; it's just an interest of sorts.

CRY said...

HOW MUCH IS 5 EUROS?

jabblog said...

Marigolds are good value - they flower long and hard.

Ginny Marie said...

I thought those looked like marigolds! Those are nice...you can save the seeds and sow them next spring!

Monique said...

Good luck with your little africans! I love flowers! Especially little violins ;b

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

weird name for them- but it makes me giggle. I was picturing 30 kids, then I pictured the african violets. I keep thinking of planting veggies- but I'll have to wait til the tax man gives me my money back.

Liz said...

Okay, that name is kind of funny.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I was going to say marigolds but then you did! Funny thing, my father-in-law always had marigolds planted in his yard. His name was Ralph but everyone called him Dutch. That was his nickname since birth. Anyway they look very nice.
You did a good job.