I had a brilliant idea for a blog post.
I was going to list and define all the different words we use to describe the act of planting. You know… words like plunk, plant, and plop.
Then I thought to myself that the list I came up with seemed vaguely familiar. Had I written about this important topic before?
A quick search and I discovered that indeed I had written about this topic of planting words, back in May 2011. Ten years ago!
I also realized that there are words I left off the list. In particular, I left off poke. We poke plants into little spots here and there. This is especially applicable to vegetable gardening and planting in the crevices of a wall.
And then there is pot up, which I know is technically two words. We pot up plants when we transfer them from the little containers they were started in to bigger pots they can grow bigger in.
And plunge, which a commenter added. We plunge plants into the ground generally when we are going to leave them in their nursery containers. Then we come back later and pull them out so we can either pot them up properly or plant them in a more permanent situation.
If you are the least bit curious about those other words, you can read that old post.
In the meantime, I’m going to think of another idea for a blog post!
Update on My Speaking Life
Mostly, I’ve reduced the number of talks I’ve listed which may sound counter-intuitive if one is trying to book a lot of talks.
But, but, but… I am also offering a good deal for clubs and groups. If they commit to buying 10 books from me—any combination of my titles—I’ll talk for a reduced fee. Zoom only. Email me for details.)