Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back Yard Blunder

Winter Garden
Flowery

Winter Garden
Boring

BACK YARD BLUNDER

Not a garden that one could call one!
I admit it's a terribly small one!
But when it's at its best
It's a haven of rest.
(I'm sure all of you can recall one!)
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But, last winter it wasn't too pretty;
It was drab and that's oh such a pity.
It was winter, I know,
But, with no flowers to grow,
It was not worth a stab at a ditty!
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The impatiens has caught a disease!
In the winter it flowers with ease.
It creates such a colour
When winter gets duller,
And a chill wanders in on the breeze.
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You can see, in the photo above,
The blossoming I'm speaking of,
All the brave little flowers
We liked to call ours
Which made this a haven to love.
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Now they're gone and the Nursery says 'Well,
The future is too hard to tell;
Is the illness forever
Or will we be clever;
Will we have some new strong ones to sell?'
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Impatiens! I beg you return!
You set-off every shrub, every fern!
Without you the summer
Will be a real bummer!
And Patience I really can't learn!
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11 comments:

Dr.John said...

Another one of your great poems. It has feeling. I know because something got to our strwaberry plant and that's how I feel.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Oh my. My Impatiens never got started this year. It was a first and why I'm not sure. As you so stated, I beg their return! They cheer me.

Kat said...

sigh.... I am not an expert in Gardens...... your small-is-beaut looks cute :)))

keiths ramblings said...

Have patience! Busy Lizzies (as I prefer to call them) do have a habit of surprising you - I honestly believe they have a wicked sense of humour!

Linda Jacobs said...

This brought back memories of my grandmother. She always called them Patient Lucys. I plant them every year since my yard is very shady.

Morning said...

amazing...

totomai said...

what an ode to your garden... be it a small one or huge one.. no one can argue that it is your paradise ;-)

Gel said...

Thanks for the smiles from your humorous poem. Enjoyed the photos as well! Happy SS!

Belva Rae Staples said...

I like this witty little ditty and I can relate to your luck with gardening.

Sandra said...

lovely!

Sandra said...

lovely!