This magnificent teapot designed by Franz Porcelain was featured in an on-line magazine called PlantXing, as one of a few suggested Mother’s Day gifts which were not only special, but additionally out of the ordinary. Qualities which many of us ascribe to our mothers.
My original purpose was to deliver a warm thank you to PlantXing, whose mission thrust is highlighting life where plants and people intersect. However as I was perusing their roster of articles and marveling in the myriad of topics, I had a ding dong moment. Who intersects with plants with gusto everyday? “Duh, a food blogger,” said Mama Goose fluffing her feathers.
Food Bloggers and those of us who follow them glory in plants, some as gardeners, as shoppers in food markets, as cooks and definitely all of us as appreciative consumers.
Even though it’s obvious sometimes the true chain of events is glossed over. We, the people—-I am not sure I have ever begun a sentence with that phrase. The pressure is on to say something pithy and memorable. Can I do it? Am I brave enough? Yeah sure, it’s one of the bennies of being an older goose. We, the people, assume we are at the pinnacle of power towering over plants. But the truth is—it’s the reverse.
So remember to give proper respect to that cucumber lounging in your vegetable bin or we might be surprised when plants all get cell phones, become organized and revolt.