Plants for crazy sports fans? Sure, why not? by Susan Harris

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Pete Gilmore for Sporticulture, at MANTS last month.

Mums potted up in Ravens and Redskins containers for that special football-plant lover in your life? Okay, not necessarily those teams – these were exhibited at a Baltimore trade show – but logos of winning teams are also available, and for college teams.

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They\’re being marketed by a company called Sporticulture, started by a self-professed “crazy Ravens fan.” In his pitch to growers he explains:

The idea is to expand your current opportunities, not cannibalize them, developing and selling Homegating, Teamgating, and Teamscaping marketing concepts. We are selling to a whole new customer – America\’s most passionate consumer – the sports enthusiast! This is the horticultural industry\’s opportunity to increase the value of our products.

First landscaping, then tablescaping, then teamscaping? Yes, it\’s a thing now. And if it\’ll sell some plants and get something living into TV rooms across America, I say go for it, fellas!

But then it gets really silly. Case in point – the Stuff a Helmut Lawn Bag.

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There are bottle skins, too, meeting a consumer demand I didn\’t realize exists, but then I\’m not a sports fanatic. (Had to Google “Who\’s in the Superbowl?” for this blog post.)

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All harmless fun! But can that be said for the NFL Seed Paper Ornament? Would it even sprout actual pansies?

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Plants for crazy sports fans? Sure, why not? originally appeared on Garden Rant on February 5, 2016.

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