Is it perverse to paint a plant?
Who sees a plant and says, "Oooh, I must paint that!"? While out scouring what's in store a the garden stores this early in the season, I came across these poor painted plants. I mean, if someone asked me if I wanted to paint plants, I'd break out some acrylics and stretch a canvas. Some person has the responsibility of hand painting or airbrushing paint onto these succulents.
I cannot imagine a plant is at its best when it can't do its photosynthesis thing. Isn't this suffocating them?
Didn't nature make them perfectly beautiful and functional to begin with? Didn't it take tens of thousands of years of adapting to get to where they are today? If bright colors were good for them, wouldn't they have evolved that way?
I wanted to buy them all and take them home and give them a good scrubbing and then set them free.
But I held back. I didn't want anyone to see me buying painted plants. I do have a reputation to uphold.