Flowers For George Washington

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Summer Stock and Tea Parties

This week’s bunch of fresh cut flowers are Matthiola Incana, commonly known as Hoary or Ten Weeks Stock, which seems analogous to our current congressional participants (across both the upper and lower houses), a ill-mannered lot whose remarkable amateurish performance suggests hopeful actors attending the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, where they could apprentice (paying $150 for the summer) to learn their craft and observe—and possibly work with—professionals.

Is this the best our country can offer in the way of representation?

“My best way of thanking voters was by making their interests my own and doing everything that lies in my little power, for the honor and welfare of the country.”

George Washington 1758

December 10, 2011 Manhattan Beach Whole Foods Market


A Beautiful Crown

This week’s fresh cut flowers are a bunch of beautiful Purple and Gold, Matsumoto Asters, which brighten up any room they find themselves in, even one populated with a collection of self-absorbed politicians and an increasingly longer list of overstimulated media prognosticators and rabble rousing everymen who seem to enjoy the feeling of free fall.

“Nothing I more sincerely wish than a union to the colonies in this time of eminent danger.” April 1756

September 3, 2011 from Westchester Bristol Farms

How’s Your Summer Recess Going?

This week’s bouquet of fresh cut flowers are red and white Sweet William or Dianthus barbatus, which have long attracted birds, bees and butterflies and more recently the bride of a young english prince. The tight cluster of red petals incites in me an urgency to attend to matters of state that I wish transferred to our country’s current caretakers who seem oblivious to the late hour of the day – regardless if they are on recess or not.

August 20, 2011 Westchester Bristol Farms

All this posturing is making me itch

The dominant colors of the yellow and white Gerbera Daisies are able to strike a lovely balance unlike our friends on both sides of the aisle.

August 6, 2011 Playa Vista Farmers Market

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