A Funny Garden Department Moment

There are some pretty funny garden jokes out there that only gardeners can truly appreciate.

We all have a funny garden story or humorous plant escapade. Heck, there are tons of them here in GreenPrints Magazine. There’s the story about the chickens that ate all the tomatoes, more than a few stories about composting, and even some amusing asparagus tales. And you thought asparagus was a serious vegetable!

The garden is full of humor. At least, some of our exploits in the garden are humorous. Sometimes you just have to laugh and let go of your mistakes and ill-conceived ideas about how a garden will behave. Gardens truly do have a mind of their own.

As much as I love a good gardening story, though, sometimes we get funny garden stories from elsewhere. You’ll hear a good gardening joke or watch a funny gardening video. Gardener jokes spend a lot of time hanging out with dad jokes. They can be pretty “corn-y” but they’re also usually good for a laugh or two.

Today’s story, from Marion Owen, is of that latter variety. It’s not so much a funny garden story as it is a funny garden joke. It’s really short – four sentences, to be precise, so I’m not going to write anything about it here. I don’t want to give anything away! Go ahead and give it a read. I think you’ll get a good giggle out of this.

If You Want Funny Gardening Stories, GreenPrints Has a Full Harvest of Them Just Waiting To Tickle Your Funny Bone

This story comes from our archive that spans over 30 years and includes more than 130 magazine issues of GreenPrints. I love pieces like these that turn stories into comical moments of laughter, and I hope you enjoy this story as well.

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From the Garden Giggles Dept.

by Marion Owen

Eager to put in her first garden, a lady visited a local nursery. Looking over the bedding plant selection, she pointed to one and asked, “Are these the kind that come back every year?”

“No,” the nurseryman replied. “They die and YOU come back!”

by Marion Owen of Anchorage, AK., published originally in 2020, in GreenPrints Issue #121. Illustrated by Marilynne Roach

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Do you have a funny garden shop experience to share? I’d love to read it in the comments.


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