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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The End of Summer In My Garden, by Balisha


September has arrived and I have so much to do..
The flowers all look ragged..it makes me feel so blue.
I see the Phlox out in the woods..a glint of purple shows..
But when I get up close..they're fading too I know.
The Coneflowers, once my pride and joy, have dropped their petals fair..
A little goldfinch asks if I will leave it there.
The seed heads are so tasty for little birds I know..
They'll stick up tall for birds to find, when it begins to snow.
The Hostas by the house.. are still so green and bright..
After summer, long and hot...they're still a pretty sight.
My favorite plant, the Sedum, has flourished in the heat..
A tough yet pretty garden plant that really can't be beat.
I planted some Anemones beside the garden wall..
The only flowers I've planted in my garden yet this fall.
My Tulip bulbs are ordered a color new I'll try..
Snowdrop bulbs will be the last that I will have to buy.
My seeds have all been ordered an Amaryllis too..
Some lettuce and some Zinnias are all that I can do.
These days are getting cooler and soon a morning frost..
Will cover my little gardens and things will all be lost.
But until that day I'll do my chores and care for gardens small..
I'll enjoy each day that comes until the North Wind calls.
And then I'll nap and dream of Spring when flowers bloom once more..
My garden clothes will hang till then beside the old back door.
Then one morn...I'll hear a bird and I will step outside..
The Snowdrops will be blooming in my garden by the drive.


Barbee' said...

Nice! I look forward to some moderate temps; they shouldn't be too far away. I finally found another source for Potato Onions (a.k.a. 'Tater Onions). I have no idea why they call them that. Hope to get them into the ground when it cools some. I don't want to get sick from too much heat. The woman with the website didn't have any to sell. I kept looking.

Balisha said...

Hi Barbee... I hadn't heard of these. I looked them up and read a bit about them. Let me know how they work out for you, if you find some.
Our heat it breaking today...the weekend promises temps in the 70's.

Margie's Musings said...

What a nice looking summer garden, Balisha!

Barbara said...

You are such a great poet telling the whole story through poetry.

Balisha said...

Thanks, so much, Margie and Barbara.