Nature’s Greeting Gives Us a Bean with Meaning

The Nature’s Greeting ( product will evenly divide the public. Half will find Nature’s Greeting a cute and clever novelty. The other half will find it pointless, stupid, and creepy.

Nature’s Greeting is a bean plant inside a can that when grown contains a phrase written on its “central bean.” Nature’s Greeting is foliage with a message, a plant with a point, a legume with letters, and a bean with meaning.

The phrases available include such common well-wishes as:

  • I Love You
  • Happy Birthday
  • Congratulations
  • XOXO
  • Thank You
  • Friends Forever
  • Best Wishes
  • Get Well Soon

The plant needs to grow for 10 days before the recipient will be able to view the message, which seems like a long time to wait for such short and clichéd greetings, when a card can immediately communicate all that and more.

One dilemma people will have when giving Nature’s Greeting as a gift is whether or not to tell the recipient about the message written on it beforehand. If you tell the recipient, it will ruin the surprise. If you don’t tell the recipient, then he or she might assume that a cunning witch or wicked warlock has trapped the soul of a loved one inside the plant. (Maybe the same warlock who imprisoned the Nature’s Greeting announcer at the bottom of a well.)

Because it takes a full 10 days before the message is visible, Nature’s Greeting might be an ideal way for cowardly people to communicate bad news. Look for future versions of Nature’s Greeting to include messages like:

  • U R Fired
  • Let’s Divorce
  • Get STD Test


  • 1 Response to “Nature’s Greeting Gives Us a Bean with Meaning”

  • These have been around for a while. I remember seeing them for sale at least 10 years ago.

    I think they are cruel and pointless. Just get a card or something.

    Comment by pikapal on September 1, 2011 at 6:22 am