|Day of the Triffids . . . meteor blinds
people and turns experimental
plants into man eaters. . . Jill, Louise, Dibble
|Saving Grace . . . about a brit who after
being left with a
mountain of bills by a spouse who kills himself, decides to raise money
by cultivating an alternative crop instead of her usual orchids. Lets
say she really brings light to her neighbourhood. . . . Bonnie the
|Green Fingers . . . rehabilitating black
-- they make it to the Chelsea Flower Show . . . Dibble
|Broken Blossoms (1919) w/Richard Barthelmess
Lilac Time (1928) w/Colleen Moore
Tumbleweeds (1925) w/Wm. Short
The Corn is Green w/Bette Davis, I believe
Children of the Corn (1984) thru coc5, I think.
The Scarlet Pimpernel
Midnight in the Garden
. . . Ellen
. . . Shauna
|Jack and the Beanstalk
. . . Dibble
|The Seeds of Evil
(1974) - 92 yucky minutes (Formerly known as "The Gardener")
Category -- Horror/Suspense -- Rated R
Director -- James H. Kay
Garden Plot -- A mysterious gardener possesses the ability to turn
himself into a tree and feeds all of his plants every bit of human
he can wrap his roots around! But guess what? The plants thrive on it.
Makes you wanna take up a different hobby ... other than gardening.
is one of the YUCKIEST movies ever made! I'll stick with compost!
Over-Rated @ 1 1/2 stars
. . . Arlene
|The Man Who Planted Trees is a half hour movie
I saw once on
public television. It is the story of a man in France who spends the
part of his life in a rather desolate area that he practically
transforms into lush habitable land through the planting of trees. It
narrated by Christopher Plummer and has beautiful coloured line
I think it is originally based on a short story and is simply
. . . Maggie
|The Grapes of Wrath A great movie about a
migrant worker family
- Steinbeck classic.
. . . Sharon
|Tarzan Coming this June (rreally) Disney's
everything you want to know about tropical plants, also 101 uses for
species of vines.
. . . Sandy
|Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
There is long discussion
between "King Arthur" and "The Knights of Ni" about shrubbery. . . . Angela
|Nature Perfected: The Story of the Garden . .
. covers the history
of the garden from the Roman times to the present.
. . . Theressa
|Fried Green Tomatoes
Wind in the Willows
What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
The Purple Rose of Cairo (think this was one of
daughter came in to the picture as Mia was in this one.)
The Drowning Pool (1975 Paul Newman &
Reefer Madness (hey, hemp is a cash crop in some
Mr. Bean Mr. Bean?
It (made me think of the weed growing my garden --
I HATE it!!!)
(Stephen King movie)
Return of the Killer Tomatoes
How Green Was My Valley
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Milagro Bean Field War (?)
Judge Roy Bean (couldn't resist)
The Secret Garden
The Hanging Garden
Flower Drum Song
Name of the Rose
Inside Daisy Clover (ooooo, a double one)
The Black Orchid
. . . Karen
|Little Shop of Horrors Poor Seymour
adopts a man-eating
plant he names Audrey and has to turn to capital crime to keep it
(well at least blood is an organic fertilizer).
. . . Cami, Jill, Shirley, Gardenmaid, Eileen, John,
|Close Encounters of the Third Kind . . .
if Richard Dreyfuss
hadn't thrown his entire evergreen and rock garden into the kitchen
and played with his mashed potatoes, he would never have found the
where the aliens landed.
. . . Jill
|Invasion of the Body Snatchers (the original
black and white
not the new one) where people come out of big pods.
. . . Andrew, Zhanataya
|Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
. . . Saladhead, Anna, Lee
|Jean de Florrette and Manon of the Spring
-- one of the
main characters ( Daniel Auteiul) decides to grow carnations -- a
whole field of them. Not much as a garden, but it is his passion
an important point of the story.
Dennis the Menace -- Mr. Wilson has grown a very
for a long time and is waiting to see its first bloom (
only blooms once in a very long time). There is a scene with a viewing
party where al his garden club friends come to watch the big
-- in the evening, of course.
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle -- If I remember
lady of the house owns a greenhouse, and she putters around
Can't remember what she was growing there, but do remember the climax
those glass walls -- something like the shower in Psycho....
Green Card -- Allie MacDowell is a botanist, and
she lives in
an apartment with a green-room -- many green plants. I think she even
to teach Gerard Depardieu how to plant something....
Alice in Wonderland (Walt Disney's) -- how can we
rosebushes in the Queen of Red Hearts' garden? and those other
flowers -- were those tulips or daisies?
Fantasia -- Can never forget the scene with the
. . . must have been some kind of garden!!
My Fair Lady -- all those flowers at the flower
market in London
Cold Comfort Farm -- Being a farm, what would one
Well, the characters are very strange, and the only one who we really
planting anything is the city cousin, Flora Post (Kate
. . . she is actually on her knees on the dirt, digging and planting.
results are beautiful -- and so is the movie.
Karate Kid movies with Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita),
the karate master
and his bonsai culture? I can't remember in which one of them where we
see him take his mentee looking for specimen trees in the hills of
California, and later we see him teaching the latter how to shape the
trees -- loved those movies --especially the part where we get to see
Mr. Miyagi's Japanese styled house and garden.
Emma by A&E, starring Kate Beckinsale and Mark
not Gwyneth Paltrow!!) There is a scene where M. Strong , who is
and owns a great many things including a huge strawberry garden,
his lady friends to pick strawberries when they are at the peak
perfection. Now that is one way to pick strawberries-- with cushions
your knees and servants to hold your fruit for you in pretty little
. . . Lee
|Batman and Robin - the venomous Poison Ivy
and her man eating
plants challenge the dynamic duo . . . Jill
|A New Leaf I think this is the title - a
Matheau as a rich playboy who goes broke and decides to marry a meek
& mild but wealthy botanist for her money, and then kill her. But
can't go through with it, and falls in love with her after she names a
plant after him.
. . . Gayle
|Does the "Poddington Peas" count ?? (Is this a
. . . Steve
|Days of Heaven . . . love story set against
the midwestern wheat
harvests at turn of the century. Scenery is spectacular. Jill
|Lady Chatterley's Lover
. . . Shauna
|Waterworld (gardening was #1 priority)
. . . Saladhead
|The Secret Garden: Orphaned Mary
discovers her dead aunts
secret garden and brings it back to life and with it brings life back
the household of her Uncle Archibald.
. . . Cami, Jean, Sonya, Saladhead, Jill, Tony
|Beauty & The Beast . . . Disney's animated
movie about an
enchanted prince/beast who must win the love of the girl Belle and save
a single rose from dying in order to break the spell.
. . . Jill
|So Big starring Jane Wyman who
goes to the country
to teach and marries the son of the truck gardener she boards with --
one scene she remarks that a field of cabbages is beautiful and this
is met with hilarity - she eventually takes over the garden and becomes
. . . Delta
|Gardens of Stone (very sad movie)
|Gone With The Wind . . . Civil War epic.
of cotton fields, and of Scarlet reclaiming the land after the war.
. . . Jill
|On Golden Pond
. . . Saladhead
|Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and Return
of the Killer Tomatoes)
. . . mad scientist turns tomatoes into people and people into
. . . Gail, Jill, Saladhead, Thomas, Melissa,
|Soylent Green (Soilent green)
. . . Anna
|Keeping Up Appearances . . . (British TV
Sitcom) - pretentious
Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet) tries to make more of her social
than she actually is. Including making her husband garden with a
tie in case the neighbours see him, and admonishing him if her roses
smaller than her neighbours, or if a leaf so much as litters her
. . Jill
|Being There . . . the story of a gardener who
played by Peter Sellers. Peter plays Chauncey the gardener who gardens
on the rooftop and only knows of his flowers and nothing of the outside
. . . Barbara, Bry and Cat
|Howard's End . . . which highlights gorgeous
. . . Barbara
|Tale of the Crimson Flower
. . . Lizzy
|The Adams Family has Cleopatra the man
Where the Lilies Bloom starring Harvey Dean
Stanton. The family
picks wildflowers and herbs to get their medicine.
. . . Bry and Cat
|Steel Magnolias - revolves around the lives of
women in a small
Louisiana town. Lots of local flora/fauna.
. . . Jill
|In The Garden, where I feel Forever
young, Forever free,
it's Shady and there's The Scent of the Green Papaya. Rhubarb
and Rosemary are Running Wild. Ladybugs are everywhere.
was an incident with The Lawnmower man and James and the
Peach. He reduced it to Juice, but we are Friends now
because he built The Scarecrow for The Birds. Send Me No
have a Bed of Roses. Down by the Dune, where the Wild
things grow, The Corn is Green, but amongst the Poison
can sometimes see Snake Eyes. On a Day in October
took Alfie to see The Apple. However he screamed, "Antz.
It's an Invasion. They're Hard to Kill. Call The
and slipped on The Green Slime, was soon Gone With the Wind
and hasn't made a
Return to Eden.
. . . Beryl
|Audrey Hepburn's series on
the "Gardens of
the World" Barbara, . . . Lizzy
|James and the Giant Peach.
. . . Bernard
|Bed of Roses: Starring Christian Slater as a
very romantic florist
with a wonderful roof top garden.
. . . Cami
|Edwin? Once on PBS I saw a program with Alec
Guinness plays a Judge. He and his wife of many years are awaiting a
from his son, Edwin (who is never seen in the play). They have a
neighbour and friend who visits almost daily. The Judge suspects him of
having an affair with his wife. (He once saw two shadows kissing in the
greenhouse while she was tending her plants. He always thought her a
wife. All she did was tend to his needs and her garden. Turns out she
having an affair. But not with their best friend.
It was the GARDNENER!!
. . . Bridget
|Much Ado About Nothing Emma Thompson, Kenneth
in a GORGEOUS Italian garden (there was a house too, I think...)
Enchanted April Ditto
. . . Kathy