Saturday, June 5, 2010

Phipps Conservatory: A Study in Innuendo

Before we begin, I would like to freely state that my mind lives not just in the gutter but the sewer itself.  I don't know where I got the penchant from but it's there and it makes me giggle at the stupidest things.  Yes, I am about as mature as a 12 year old.

So, with that in mind, I give you some pictures from recent Phipps visits that have me wondering if their gardeners are down here in the sewer with me.

First, a gargoyle from the current exhibit:

Ok, he's more well endowed than any gargoyle has a right to be.  I mean, I know that gargoyles are all about scaring off bad spirits, but that's going to scare off anyone!  What I find even more amusing is that upon entering Phipps this morning, they had planted more stuff in front of this gargoyle in order to hide his "prowess."

Next up, I give you this little gem:

That flower is doing its damnedest to use its stamen to lick her nipple.  It's not quuiiiiiittttte there yet but it sure is working on it!

And then we ran across this plant.  This is the pièce de résistance:

Yes, the leaves of that plant DO rather resemble certain male anatomical features.  Why do you ask?

They should advertise that place with the motto "Gardens are for lovers!"


  1. Would that last be a penis de resitance? *giggle*

  2. Ha! Good show, my friend! But that would be giving the joke away up front - a little like being early out of the gate, no?

  3. I was convinced by the first photo. I need to see this exhibit while it's still around!

  4. Erin - It is WAAAY cool. There's another post somewhere on this blog a month or two ago that has a bunch more pics from the exhibit.

  5. Bwahahahahaha! Too funny! My mind also tends to abide in the, um, gutter...

  6. I want that gargoyle. It's the only garden ornament I've ever wanted.

  7. Fahnz is on a gardening kick right now and wants me to find stuff to put in our front yard. Anyone up for pulling a Watergate so I can get me that slutty angel statue?

  8. Ya gotta make sure you plant the flowers next to it juuuuuuuuuuust right, Fahnette. ;)