Sunday, September 09, 2007

Someone's a gardener

Joan Morris writes in Northern California's Contra Costa Times, "Someone with the U.S. Postal Service must be a gardener. Earlier this year, the Post Office issued a series of stamps celebrating four native flowers and four important pollinators -- the bee, butterfly, hummingbird and bat."

"And in August, the service issued a set of 10 "Beautiful Blooms" stamps that are photographs of some garden favorites: the coneflower, dahlia, chrysanthemum, gerbera daisy, tulip, poppy, water lily, magnolia and iris. The flowers were photographed by Mark Laita. "

"Not only were we pleased to see the florals, but were also thrilled to see that they came not just in books of 20, but in rolls of 100. "

"The flowers are almost enough to make us enjoy mailing out those monthly payments. But if that's not enough, the Postal Service also has a floral silk screen-printed zippered canvas tote with colored handles featuring the "Beautiful Blooms" stamps. The bag is 18 inches by 11 inches, with a 4-inch gusset. It sells for $24.99."

To order, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM