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