Flowers For George Washington

First in War, First in Peace, First in the Garden

Archive for the month “November, 2011”

Feed Your Hunger

This week’s bunch of fresh cut flowers are orange Safflowers, which is not only one of humanities oldest species, but is also known as Bastard Saffron because of its use as a cheaper version of Saffron. The oil from its seeds also forms the base of the white gook my father lovingly lathered on his sunday tuna fish sandwiches. Which just goes to prove that this herbacious flower serves a greater purpose than merely being a prickly, yet attractive accoutrement to suburban living, something to keep in mind as we enter this holiday season.

“Let the hospitality of the house with respect to the poor be kept up.” “Let no one go hungry away… provided it does not encourage them in idleness.” George Washington circa 1762

November 13, 2011 Westchester Bristol Farms

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Are you prepared to change in order to live a better life?

This week’s bunch of fresh cut flowers are Cardinal and Gold Fall Mums (apologies to the troops hunkering down in the fields of Westwood). Their rich autumnal colors signal the natural order of change that surrounds us. It also makes me wonder at how hard we humans fight change of any sort and what we are willing to compromise in order to avoid it.

“Is the paltry consideration of a little dirty pelf to individuals to be placed in competition with the essential rights and liberties of the present generation and of millions yet unborn?” George Washington, 1778

November 5, 2011 Westchester Bristol Farms

Occupy Renew

This week’s bunch of fresh flowers are pink Asiatic Lillies. Their lush openness encourages me to renew my faith and stand up strong for what is right and fair. Greed and fear are the opponents in this fight and apathy is the narcotic that diminishes us. So breathe deep, take hope, and challenge yourself to renew your investment in our collective future with whatever you have to give; time, money, thought, energy, rabble rousing or simple consideration.

“Providence has done much for us in this contest but we must do something for ourselves, if we expect to go triumphantly through with it.” George Washington 1782

October 29, 2011 Playa Vista Farmers Market

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