Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pot Dispensaries of Santa Barbara

Author's Note: One of the fun things about writing for Edhat readers in my hometown of Santa Barbara is that I can title my blog "Pot Dispensaries" and no one bats an eye. Sure, the picture is a dead giveaway, but much like naming your band "Free Beer" so folks will mob your gigs, there's nothing like a provocative headline to suck all those prurient readers in.

Here's how I got it started...

Last week the Obama administration signaled a more lax attitude toward pot dispensaries. I breathed a sigh of relief, feeling a dark cloak lifting from my conscience. No longer must I drive with one eye on the rear view mirror, one on the road and the other on my incoming Twitter feed. After decades of living in the shadows, I'll be hanging up my Unabomber hoodie. "Gimme that 28-inch Vaso Louis terracotta!" I'll say, head held high.

Flower pots are nothing new. Whether it's the empty milk carton I used to sprout an avocado pit for my third-grade science project or an exotic high-fired, crackle-glazed urn from China, there are hundreds of reasons to grow plants above ground.

Click through for the whole article and luscious pics.


VW said...

I clicked through and read the whole thing - I loved the blue pot with succulents all down the side and didn't realize it was broken until you mentioned it.
I confess that I thought you were venturing into another hort topic with your title - our neighborhood in Santa Clara was fragranced by star jasmine, pink jasmine, double delight roses . . . and pot smoke, floating through the air every afternoon from one (or more?) of the neighbors' yards.

shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker" said...

You are hysterical! I love how you set up this story. I'm happy you won't have to hide your addiction anymore. Free your soul!

Garden Wise Guy said...

VW: Yes, venturing into another topic was the whole idea for the provocative title. It's received a lot of reads at Edhat, probably for just that reason. Thanks for stopping by to comment.

Shirley: Hopefully when you say "hysterical" it's not in the foaming-at-the-mouth, howling-at-the-moon connotation. Thanks for the 'props'.

Daffodil Planter said...

Great road trip Billy! I agree with VW, the hit (no pun) was the blue pot of succulents.

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

Right... we definitely need more pot dispensaries!

Patrice said...

Thank you for the link. Same with VW, I also like the broken blue pot with plenty of cactus.