Thursday, 1 May 2014

At the Garden Centre

May begins with flourished stroke
Nature speeds up – goes for broke
The window boxes in my street
A riot of rainbow flowers neat.

Hanging baskets overflow
With a multi-coloured show
And as for gardens - as I pass
Budding daisies poke through grass.

At the local nursery sales are brisk
Frost no longer seems a risk
Keen gardeners down the aisles one sees
Contemplating flowering trees,

Busy Lizzies, gipsophila
Begonias, roses and lobelia
Marigolds are a good bet
They survive the summer, even wet!

Robust geraniums vanish fast
Their scarlet flowers last and last
I too succumb and bring plants home;
A Garden of Eden of my own!

(c) Poet in the woods 2014


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