October 20

Salvia elegens

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Pineapple sage, sweet scented mint – November blooms, glad to know it

Tropical plant, ruby red hint – soft light green leaves, had to sow it

Container bound, oh so fragrant – hummingbird bait, rad to show it

Matter of time, frost will kill it – yearly planted, mad to grow it.

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(A Magali Shairi Poem)

October 18

Anemone japonica

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White Japanese Anemone blooms

When the days grow shorter

While lighting up garden rooms

Wonderful during the season’s third quarter

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How lovely are these flowers

Happiness on a stem

Hanging on into colder hours

Heroic late season gem

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Only people who dare traverse

Onto garden paths in fall

Open their eyes and are immersed

Oddly in the beauty of it all

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Nearing the end of the season

Nifty leaves change their hues

No they’re not the only reason

Needed to get out and enjoy the view.

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( A Trolaan Poem)

July 22

Purple Beans

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The purple beans are ready for harvest

From long vines upon the tired old fence

Of course there’s inspection with a taste test

Please believe the fresh-picked flavor is intense

Have to be sure not to eat the whole lot

Before I can get them into the pot.

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(An English Sestet Poem)

June 29

Learning a New Language

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While you’re planting a plant

Have you stopped to ponder

That this plant can’t wander?

What we can do it can’t

Thought its roots run rampant

It will not live yonder.

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Why did you plant me here

Among these thugs and brutes

Where soil’s bad for my roots

Branches eaten by deer

Blooms hidden by those near

Oh why can’t I uproot?

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What do plants have to say

About our garden display?

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(A Hex Sonnetta Poem)