December 24

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Name Changes

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Funny how scientists can change

names of some plants in an instant

wonder if the plants think it’s strange

nomenclature inconsistent

wonder if they are resistant

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An English Quintain

 

December 23

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Lemons I Grew Myself

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Sweet delicious and lemony

much larger than those at the store

straight from my living room tree

after waiting a year or more

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I mistakenly referred to these as limes in an earlier poem… turns out they are enormous lemons!

A Redondilla Poem

November 2

Fig

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Sticky fig needs a wasp to fruit

Otherwise it’s all leaves and root

This fact the squeamish may dispute

Tiny wasp pollinates

Leaves eggs and wings along her route

In fig’s sweet flesh, tastes great.

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(A Burns Stanza or Standard Habbie)

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)

October 12

Night Blooming Cereus

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Single bloom filled the evening greenhouse with its scent

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Glowing in its aloneness among the many greens

Warmed by heater, cooled by ridge vent

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Oh so regal, a true hot house queen

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The fragrance designed to lure moths and bats

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Night time flyers privileged to see the show

Too bad this ecosystem is ruled by thermostat

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This bloom moths and bats will never know

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(A Goethe Stanza Poem)

October 10

Cercidiphyllum japonicum

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Autumn is showing!

Magic is in the air

Colors are glowing

No season can compare

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Magic is in the air

The fragrance of love

Is just everywhere

Below and above

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Colors are glowing

Most everyone can see

Smell is mind blowing

Lost on so many

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No season can compare

Vanilla filled sky

You miss if unaware

Not just for the eye.

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(A Quadrilew Poem)