Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back Yard Blunder

Winter Garden

Winter Garden


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!)
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!
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.
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.
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?'
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!


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.

Mari Meehan 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.

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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.

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