best towards the back of the border

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MeloDawn

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China - Mandarin
Hi everyone,

in the 2005 movie "the Constant Gardener", there's a sentence:


" The poinsettias are so big here, it’ll be best towards the back of the border."

In this scene, the talker was discussing his plants while walking in his garden with some guests.

I'm a bit confused about the second part of this sentence. Is he saying that the poinsettias grew best at the back of the border? IS "toward" here used to indicate direction of the flowers?
 
  • Hildy1

    Senior Member
    English - US and Canada
    Since they are tall flowers, they will make the best effect if they are planted at or near the back of the border, allowing the shorter flowers nearer the front of the border to be seen.
     

    MeloDawn

    New Member
    China - Mandarin
    Since they are tall flowers, they will make the best effect if they are planted at or near the back of the border, allowing the shorter flowers nearer the front of the border to be seen.
    OMG, that makes sense. Thanks a lot =)
     
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