Here's a quick update on the progress of the Dragon Arum I posted here recently ... We were initially mistaken when I announced that there were three spears coming up this year, and as we discovered last week, there are now four! We doubt that all four will produce blooms, but we're hopeful that at least the two biggest ones will bloom this year. It's hard to tell at this point, but we're definitely encouraged that it does seem to be spreading a bit!
If things go like they did last year (the disastrous one), this should be blooming right around the time the Peonies are ... creating an odd confluence of stench from one (the Arum) and sweetness from the other (the Peonies) ... As all other indications from 2008 have been so far, who knows what we can expect this year!
One thing's for sure, the Arum in our garden is a floral super delegate for Obama! As much as we miss John Edwards ... AT LEAST, we can throw our support and votes to Ed Fallon, to defeat the tired, old, and fat Bluedog Democrat Leonard Boswell here in my district. If you're in the district, vote for Ed in the primary on June 3!! It's time for a sea change in Washington, and we can act to help bring this about and start cleaning house of the Bush enablers and get on to the task of building a more progressive majority!