Post # 1
So someone on my fb this morning posted a picture of the flowers a student gave her with the title “my student gave me roses for Valentine’s Day!”
The flowers were clearly tulips, and after several people commented as such, she replied “oh I just said what the dad said they were, I don’t know flowers” Whether the dad truly didn’t know or was just being silly calling them roses, I don’t know.
Now this person is in their early 20s, went to college, American-raised, normal girlyish-girl, with a husband who I’m sure has bought her flowers. I don’t have a wide knowledge of flowers, but roses vs. tulips seems pretty obvious to me.
So while it made me laugh, I started to wonder if it’s not that obvious? Would any of you ladies not know the difference between
Post # 3
My mom used to take me around the garden when I was little and teach me the names of all our flowers. I’m pretty sure I knew what roses and tulips were before I could talk, lol.
I mean, even if nobody explicitly taught you the difference, wouldn’t all the ads for roses around Valentine’s or Mother’s Day and tulips around Easter clue you in a bit?
Post # 4
@linguo42: I feel like as a kid in school (and she’s a teacher!) we did little crafty things for V-day that were all about roses, then in spring, we did little crafty things about tulips…..and yeah, come on, the commercialization of roses? It’d be one thing if they were all red tulips, but they were violet and purple on a plant, not cut. No thorns in site!
Post # 5
Momma was a green thumb and I have always loved botany
And it was first grade thankyouverymuch 😛
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
oh man….i must have been taking for granted my floral knowledge!
Post # 7
My dad was a floral wholesaler for many years so I know flowers all too well.. I think that’s why I’m not a huge fan of them.
Post # 9
Oh this stuff always makes me wonder about people…
I remember someone saying that cotton came from sheep. I also heard someone say Atlanta was a state. *facepalm*