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Flowers Are Flowers is a comic story of unknown writer, drawn by Carl Barks. It features Scrooge McDuck, Ludwig von Drake and Grandma Duck.


Scrooge McDuck is trying to get Ludwig von Drake to compliment his "beautiful garden". Ludwig doesn't find said garden all that beautiful, as Scrooge, true to his practical self, has only planted vegetables and other edibles, with not a single flower in sight. Scrooge laughs this off, not seeing any use in flowers, until Grandma Duck asks him to accompany her to a ball where the compulsory dress includes a flower worn by the woman on her collar and given to her by her partner. Fortunately, the richest duck in the world has more than one trick up his sleeve, and Grandma ends up wearing… a cauliflower.

Behind the scenes

Although ordered by the editor in 1961 to go along with Ludwig von Drake's on-screen debut, An Adventure in Color, this one-pager was oddly not printed until December of 1964 in Uncle Scrooge #54. It was then reprinted in Uncle Scrooge#280, as well, of course, as in all versions of the Carl Barks Library. It is notable as Carl Barks's only use of Von Drake.