Flowers don’t care what happens in the world – they just do their thing. And, I must say, I really, really appreciate them. The mere presence of them allow me to turn my back on the human part of the planet, and instead rest my eyes on their cheerful presence.
In the Republic that is my garden, right now Mahonia ‘Charity’ is president.
Camellia Yuletide is the extremely affable VP.
The Sarcococca is the new head of the EPA, which will soon combat air pollution – or at least make it smell better.
Daphne aureomarginata will provide backup to the EPA, while maintaining her position of chief lobbyist for the SuperPAC of Sensory Indulgence.
Fatsia japonica heads the Department of Agriculture, and is in charge of pollinator food supply.
She has plenty of help from her more floriferous cousin – ‘Variegata’. (If you wonder what those colorful balls are, check out my previous post on the matter.)
Eryngium proteiflorum is new Treasury Secretary and in charge of all things silver.
Fuchsia speciosa will represent all the other Fuchsias as well, as it is still putting out buds. This earned her the nomination to lead the Department of Energy.
Clematis cirrhosa ‘Wisley Cream’ whose long tentacles have the potential for far reaching positive connectivity, and has therefore been chosen to replace the outgoing Ajit Pai as Chair of the FCC.
This NOID Hellebore is shamefully prevented from voting on all and any devastating and hurriedly promoted proposed reforms, for another two weeks. Make no mistake, this plant spent last year crowded out by another plant. I am confident that with this closely watched and contested promotion, that this year, she will sing.
Ever-elegant Schizostylis is a rare but insistently loud voice in her vehement defense of the support of creativity and beauty in the land, and will therefore ascend to taking the helm of the Department of Culture and the Arts.
Rosa ‘Hot Cocoa’, with her shifting colors and inclusive spectrum of thought, will remain a staunch proponent and advocate for the Office of Equity and Diversity. Her thorns will continue to defend creatures of all walks of life from her prominent position in my parking strip.
The somewhat prickly Osmanthus ‘Jim Porter’ will remain in his position as head of the Department of Defense.
Finally, as a unique survivor of extremely adverse conditions during dreadful and strenuous times, the red Abutilon which survived our last, record cold winter outside in a pot, will continue to steer the Office of Veteran Affairs in a manner only a true veteran can.
That’s about it for the current administration. As always, head over to Carol at May Dreams Gardens to experience current events across the globe.