|Anna Paton Photo | A native lily at the Auckland Botanic Gardens in New Zealand
• By Janine Pineo •
Back in August, this thought popped into my head: Wouldn’t it be cool to feature plants from New Zealand in The Daily Plant when ‘The Hobbit’ premieres?
Then I went back to picking vegetables or making pickles or whatever bit of garden fun I was doing at the time. Which, if you know your Tolkien, is a fairly Hobbity pastime.
But the idea didn’t fade away. Instead, the little seed that was planted lay dormant for a bit.
It sprouted about the time I met Anna Paton in the land of the Internet, where we were talking about all things Hobbit and many things not.
Anna, you see, is a Kiwi.
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