Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall is a busy time in the garden in North Texas.   

Here's the latest

with tips for your fall garden.

Happy Gardening...

Toni :-)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It's Not Nice to Rhyme With Ice

Have all the poppies perished? 

Are the columbines soon to croak?

Winter became reality,
the icy forecast was no joke!

March 2nd ice accumulation at my entryway

Have the roses come to ruin?
Oh, the salvias look so bad!

Will they live to bloom another day,
when now they look so sad?

The catmint looks all crinkled

The spiraea lost its buds.

Will they have a second flush of growth,
or are they merely duds?

Triumphator Lily June 2013

Will the Triumphator lily rise again
to toot its lovely horn?

Or will this winter be its end
and leave me so forlorn

The day the icy precip fell
and temps began to drop ...

 The daffodils once stood tall and bright...

Ice Follies the day before the ice

...then froze and took a flop

The pansies and the kale in pots
I fear are finally toast.

No containers full of color this year
about which I can boast.

Colorful containers February 2013

 About right now the warmth of spring
would really hit the spot. 

I'm so ready for winter to cash it in;
I just hope my plants have not!

A few buds remain to comfort me
Maybe spring's about to start.

A little sign to bring some hope
for my winter-weary heart.

I wrote this poem to lift my spirits
after a winter filled with ice.
And even though the words may rhyme,
this winter's been all but nice! 

Take care...and stay warm!
Toni :-)