Colorful sales fliers with bright, appealing pictures cheerfully advertised the most desirable choices for successful and fashionable couples. Expert professional advice was provided to help customers make the most appropriate selections for their lifestyles and the character of their neighborhoods.
The particular varieties offered for sale—about 40 of them—had been scientifically developed through careful genetic research to identify the most attractive and socially pleasing types. No unsightly weeds, no inappropriate wildflowers, and nothing with unusual or unpredictable growth patterns. Perfect botanical bliss for the busy couple in need of low-maintenance, flawlessly pruned specimens to impress the neighbors.
It was only a dream.