Cactus at the Whitehouse?


The Washington Post is all over it, having nothing better to cover, I’m sure.

Michelle Obama has Obama-ized the White House with healthful menus, planted bok choy and rhubarb to supply them and ramped up the fashion quotient with metallic strapless dresses and studded belts. Her latest style statement: official flowers in a looser “garden” style by Laura Dowling, the new White House chief floral designer….

“(S)ometimes instead of flowers, we can use vegetables for a centerpiece.”

The humble cactus is even crashing the party. At the May state dinner for Mexican President Felipe Calderón, prickly pear cactus showed up in vermeil wine coolers, and Dowling also tucked a few among the centerpieces.

Now you know. And all of official Washington now knows too, what with the press that the “humble cactus” is getting from the largest newspapers around.


    
    
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