It’s only fair that I do some shots of the Mittster of Romneyland in the Garden too, along with the Obama in the Garden series, but there aren’t any appropriate toys yet available, so the Queen it is, in the garden, of course.
This is the last picture in this series, Obama in the Garden Series 1. I’ll start posting Series 2 in June.
I saved the worst one for last, which is why the image is so small. This one is not as good as the other ones in the series, so I almost didn’t post it, but then I did. You can click to enlarge, but I don’t encourage it. The orchid is a twinkly orchid known as Oncidium “Twinkle”. Personally, I would have called it Oncidium “Yellow Twinkle” in opposition to the “White Twinkle” variety which is actually called “White Caps”.
It’s an agave coming into bloom. Agave funkiana. It’s still on the floor at the nursery, but I took the price tag off and moved it out front for display. The bloom is growing fast. Soon it will finish its cycle and die. Oh how we will miss you, funkiana, my friend.
Cell phone photos get put through cell phone filters. It’s the way of the world now. Obama stands among succulents like Pachyveria and Sedum. Plus a horned lizard as it so happens. That’s also the way of the world.
And now you can also decorate your terrarium with the President.
Or play with him all by yourself in your quiet and contemplative living room or with other friends in their home, since he’s portable.
Or I suppose some of you would put him on a shelf.
In case anyone was wondering why we never carried any Bush Presidential toys while bowing to the communist socialist fascist liberal pressure to carry Obama Presidential toys, it’s because we’re liberals. You know we live in Berkeley, right? BERKELEY for crying out loud. Anyone here who doesn’t like Obama is because he’s too conservative.
That’s a nice Tillandsia aeranthos clump in bloom. It was hanging in the Houseplant Room for ages. But it’s so nice, you might say. And I would agree. So why didn’t anyone buy it you might ask? No reason that I can think of. Glad we could have this conversation.
Our pottery sale has been going on for 10 days now and here we have a new pot in stock before the sale is over. Yay!
These small German rose pots have been very difficult for us to get in. We ran out of these new pots a year ago, finally was able to get the order in last September, and they finally arrived today. I know this is not very exciting to most of you (any of you?) but it is to me. And there’s still a week left of the sale to get them at 30% off.
We are excited to have these new small colored pots.
Well, we don’t have them yet. These were at the Philadelphia Garden Show, so if you were there you already know what we’re talking about, but if not then you are as excited as us for the preview. You are excited, aren’t you?
So this is Berkeley, so this is one of the toys we’ll be carrying at the nursery. The rest of the toys we carry are tiny things for terrariums, but not this one. This remarkable presidential figure is 4″h. The minimum order is 3, but I may get 6 what with this being Berkeley (did I mention that?) and a presidential election year.
We have ended our Winter Hours experiment (opening at 10a, closed tuesdays) and are now back to being open 7 days a week. Being alert at 9:00am is going to be tough though, but here we are, the gates are open and where are you?