DATE : April 17, 2020 By : pr-plants
I was reading an article last week, “Plant shaming? Englewood Bonsai tree taken off front porch, note left behind” (2017), where an individual’s bonsai tree was plantnapped. The person who stole the plant left a letter behind humiliating the owner regarding the dry soil. To receive it back, the owner had to call them and request it.
At first read, I laughed. Then I thought about it again–that’s an invasion of privacy; that’s a form of public shaming; it’s definitely plant shaming. Lastly, it’s just unnecessary drama that no one truly needs, especially in the plant world. All of this reminded me of good ole Instagram.
For many, selling is an income; for many, purchasing is for a genuine collection; and for many, taking care of plants is pure sanity. Buyers and sellers, alike, can’t let folks dictate what brings joy.
Here are a few types of shaming prevalent in the online plant community:
But what if someone attempts to plant shame you publicly?