The response to my Blue Ginkgo offer was overwhelming. About half of you were fooled by my April Fool's prank, but whether you were fooled or not the vast majority of you got a good laugh out of it. I thought that the following day's red ginkgo news, where the same photo was used, and that I had "sold out" to The Home Depot would be a certain give-away.
I don't sell to Home Depot and never have. I don't like them at all, and their plants look like garbage. Last winter I did patronize them for a space heater, though.
One anonymous email, in response to my fictitious Home Depot association, responded, "Time to find a supplier who serves us little guy.[sic] If everyone jumped of [sic] a bridge, would you do it to. [sic]" I guess his computer keyboard didn't have a ? mark, or if it does, Mr. A. doesn't know how to find it.
If any readers are offended in any way about the contents of the ginkgo blog, or any blog, then don't read them. I'm not going to change who I am or what I believe for specific individuals. I admit that my wife and children groan at my jokes, but they accept it as Papa being Papa. The Flora Wonder Blog is written for myself, not for you, but if you enjoy it I am happy. That comment might seem arrogant to you, but I am really a pretty humble guy. The only way I know how to get through life is to laugh at it occasionally.