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Joe Ford, of Louisville, Ky., offers some suggestions for the upcoming election. If you would like to submit a post to Clearing the Fog, please contact us here.
If you live in Kentucky, it’s time for our second spring—time to let your lawn sprout political signs!
If you’re unsure about what varieties to cultivate, here are a couple of ideas:
Charles Booker is a native Kentucky species, supportive of diversity and other species in our yards, well-adapted to our growing zone, enhancing the soil to support healthy growth of all plants, and displaying something of interest in all seasons.
Rand Paul is an invasive species destructive to our lawns and crowding out our wide variety of native plants, which have little natural resistance to his bullying tactics that spread out-of-control suckers all over the property, threatening indigenous vegetation.
Choice: Charles Booker.
Yes is a noxious and poisonous cultivar, aggressive and mean. It is a variety bred by dogmatic politicians (mostly male) in Frankfort and Washington whose goal is to dominate smaller, weaker plants and weed out any that don’t reproduce exactly as they think they should.
No recognizes the place each plant has in a diverse environment and its need for support and care during all seasons. With the help of a concerned gardener, each plant will thrive in its own space, in its own time.
Those are the two hot topics around here. Perhaps you have an opinion on your local plantings.
But seriously, put some signs out. Especially for those living out in the state, a sign or two may allow others to think, “Gee, someone else supports the positions I do. I am not awash in a sea of hopelessness and small thinking.”
10/31/2022 11:59:39 pm
Thanks Jo. Great analogies. I think if there is a large turn out nationally, we have every reason to be optimistic
11/1/2022 09:03:09 am
Joe, quite clever and more entertaining than the normal dribble. Would love to hear your description of what would grow best in the rose garden.
11/1/2022 09:20:03 am
Love it! So clever so true.
11/1/2022 09:26:44 am
As a gardener, native plant enthusiast and invasives zealot, I thoroughly enjoyed this clever post. It sure brightened my day before I head to the polls.
11/1/2022 07:18:52 pm
Barbara R Fallis
11/1/2022 09:16:48 pm
Impactful words masked in your wonderful humor.,
Cathy Roberts Eads
11/1/2022 09:16:59 pm
Such an entertaining way to "spread the good seed" Joe. I'm hoping, praying, volunteering and calling on all in this world that is good and holy for the candidates that will provide strong leadership for the good of ALL the people to win decisively this election cycle - and in future ones as well.
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