Monday, April 11, 2011 3:58 PM
8 Flower Pots. Only One Can Win.
We like science around here. It’s part of the culture, I suppose, that we are curious and like to know about things.
(Side note: Eric and I had this great idea for a show where we would record office science experiments. The best was taking the biodegradable packing peanuts and putting them in a cup with a ton in water. It was disgusting and fascinating. It never really took off. You know. Work and stuff.)
For the last couple of trade shows, Eric gave away these awesome little flower pots that let you grow wildflowers. He came up with a contest when he returned: First person to have blooming flowers gets a free lunch.
A bunch of us tried super hard to grow some flowers. The furthest we’ve gotten is a couple of tiny, pathetic sprouts that tend to yellow and dry out over the weekend. Some of us got mold from the provided plant food and a strong vinegar stench.
So today, the science light bulb went off over our heads. “Let’s grow a bunch of flowers at one time! YEAH!” Eric and I ran to the kitchen and got to urban gardening. No one made us any iced tea or lemonade. Disappointing.
So we put eight pots of soil and seed pellets in… what else? A document tray. And then Julia put some of our names on the pots and declared it “America’s Next Top Wildflower.”
I will be posting weekly updates here. Stay tuned.