Those incessant warnings of the next apocalypse...? Yeah, me neither.
Hey! The election must be over! A fine excuse to go plant a bushel of bulbs*
|This is my autumn bulb collection. Please scroll to bottom of post to get the skinny on these beauties.|
Maybe even get back to being friends? Sheesh! It became so divisive, for awhile there, that I abandoned Facebook entirely. And, that used to be my nightly entertainment.
Yup. Don't color me blue. Or, red. Color me a loser for wasting so much time on FB.
|Allium (Critters absolutely hate the taste of these bulbs.)|
|Produce stickers starting with 8 = GMO|
For me, the biggest loss of the evening was Prop 37 in California. The only real thing I paid attention to. The one thing that might actually impact the average human being.
That initiative would have required mandatory labeling of GMO genetically modified foods. That 'O' stands for 'organism' ~ which should suffice in creeping you out and, hopefully, get you on the Say NO to GMO bandwagon.
I'm waaay disappointed in California for nixing that one. Aren't they supposed to be our hippy dippy forward-thinking neighbors to the West? Hmmm... Perhaps I've spent too much time people-watching in Venice Beach.
Anyhoo... all is not lost. GMO foods are already labeled.
Just look for the number '8' ~ the first number on the produce code sticker. That indicates a GMO food item. Once you find that #8, drop whatever you were thinking of purchasing and run like hell. Over to the organic produce section.
Top row, left to right:
- Gladiator Allium: Stunning 6-inch purple flower globes on 4 foot tall stems.
- Itty bitty (2 inch) Grecian Windflowers create a spring carpet of cheery color.
- Camassia: (My all-time fave) Weeks and weeks of brilliant blue stars on 36-inch stems.
- Glory of the Snow: Brilliant Lily-like blooms peek out through melting snowdrifts. They're available in white but why in the world would you plant white flowers timed to bloom in the snow?
- Allium Schubertii: 16-inch tall, spider-like blooms, put on a stunning fireworks show. I bought mine at the Star Trek convention! (kidding.)
- Arum Italicum: Bright orange, seedy things. (I know nothing about this flower but I ordered it anyway.)
- Monsella Tulips: Fragrant, feathery flowers, posing as peonies.
- Replete Daffodils: Daffies masquerading as magnificent tulips ~ how cool is that?