Brussels Sprouted…into a topiary!

Thanks to Chicago Botanic Garden veggie garden manager Lisa Hilgenberg for sending us a photo of her Brussels Sprouts topiary, which she says was inspired by chefs at The White House. (Recently Lisa was a special guest for a tour of the First Lady’s organic garden and the White House kitchen(s)(s)(s). How cool is that?)…

Brussel Sprout topiary

It’s a lovely thing, this topiary, and it makes me happy to look at a thing of beauty because I was just watching TV news. Another gun massacre. Which means another call to Mark Kirk, who I called this morning to say that Mitch McConnell cancelling health money for the 9/11 first responders is shameful. And I spent all day finding new health insurance (which I didn’t finish yet because I can’t figure it out) because my $900/month Gold Blue Cross policy is now useless at all Northwestern hospitals and “out of network” at Rush (check your policy if you go to Rush). Grumpy? YES, I AM, aren’t you? Makes me want to throw a Brussels Sprout at a Republican.##

Posted on by weedpatchgazette in Plants, Social Impact of Horticulture, Uncategorized

2 Responses to Brussels Sprouted…into a topiary!

  1. Alice Moulton-Ely

    I’m in the same boat with BCBS (they “took away” my doctor, to boot). Try Coventry Health. Oh, and you’re going to be paying a whole lot more.

  2. Lisa H

    Food fight aside, the veggie topiary were made for the Obama’s annual Kid’s State Dinner at the White House. Clever I thought…and I’ve gone on to nuts, tangerines and tomatoes…

    http://www.trbimg.com/img-55a058a6/turbine/ct-kids-state-dinner-aj-jpg-20150710/600/600×338

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