Leaf Leaf Leaf

I like these


They’re little tie-things with leaves attached.


They remind me of throwies, or the woolen graffiti meme… some of which has turned up in my (small) home town in New Zealand. Quite subversive in a funny sort of way – in that it is basically graffiti… or littering, but cute and charming etc. Designed (kindof) to last a season, them move on… although if it’s plastic, it’ll probably last for 16 million years or whatever.

I think I’d like them more if you could kindof make them yourself – rather than just buy this beautifully packaged package from somewhere. They’d be better if there was some sort of self-expression or ability-to-morph built in as well.

They also remind me of those seed-bomb things… which have also gotten a designery makeover recently… though danged if I can find the link now, but when I was looking I did find this:

from etsy (The bird-, bee- and butterfly-friendly wildflower mixture includes Queen Anne’s Lace, Upland White Aster Aster, Prairie Aster, Pot Marigold, Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Shasta Daisy, Godetia, Farewell-to-Spring, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Sulphur Cosmos, Wild Cosmos, Chinese Forget-Me-Not, Wild Larkspur, Sweet William, Purple Coneflower, California Poppy, Perennial Gaillardia, Indian Blanket, Globe Gilia, Baby’s Breath, Wild Annual Sunflower, Dwarf Sunflower, Dame’s Rocket, Rose Mallow, Baby Snapdragon, Candytuft, Scarlet Flax, Blue Flax, Perennial Lupine, Russell Lupine, Annual Lupine, Four O’Clock, Baby Blue Eyes, Evening Primrose, Red Poppy, Mexican Hat, Prairie Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy, Sweet Coneflower, and None-so-Pretty. These wildflowers were chosen because they’re native to the Midwest, where we live, but many are actually native to much of North America.)

Which is cool. No actually, that really is cool. Look at all the different ones etc. They sound like fireworks.

and this






and this from an Italian Guerrilla Gardening site


Obviously if I was going to do this there would have to be a mixture of marijuana and psylocybin and such. I mean that is obvious isn’t it? Psylocybin would be particularly good because it would be undetectable until next year or whatever, when it would be too late. They’d be everywhere, and sheep would eat them… and wind up pissing themselves with laughter, staggering about the place unraveling etc. (Sheep are woolen)

But other things would be good as well – particularly if they were useful. Like chillies or something. Or catnip.