It’s a coincidence that the election season rushes toward its finish at the same time fall flowers do. Just as politicians are squeezing their sound and fury into the remaining days before November 3, the season’s foliage is wrapping itself up for the winter.
United By Blooms leverages that coincidence. The get-out-the-vote campaign asks florists and flower farmers to use whatever is leftover from the growing season to make large-scale floral arrangements at street postal boxes and ballot drop-off boxes. They act as a reminder for people to send their votes by mail, if they choose.
About sixteen mail boxes have been “bombed” – dressed up with extravagant flower arrangements. Many of them cascade with the yellow marigolds, orange dahlias, and golden zinnias of autumn.