Daylilies forum: Weed Poem

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Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1
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lilylady
Apr 26, 2012 6:46 AM CST
with permission from Bob Faulkner, daylily hybridizer, who shared this, this morn!


One Weed, Two Weeds, Green Weeds, Blue Weeds. Some are small, some
are tall, some so big they make you fall.

Some break off, others brown; some too hard to take them down. With a shovel, with a pick; There's so many I may get sick. I spray with poison to kill them all...I wish there were no weeds at all.

Then there's frost, or constant threats; the leaves all die, we're taking bets. Freeze warnings come, but little happens; it seems the weather folks are nappin.

Then the wind, right after it, hail; I run three blocks to get my mail. Will this strange spring never end?; why do I garden I ask my friends.
It seems to happen every year, and don't even mention those hateful deer.

I question it once and twice and thrice; then blooms appear it's all so nice. Why do we do it? Many ask. I guess the blooms are worth the task.

One bloom, two blooms: red blooms, blue blooms. Some are small, some are tall, some so big they make you fall. Yes it's work, it can be sad....but once they bloom it makes you glad.
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Apr 26, 2012 8:42 AM CST
Nice! Thanks for sharing. I love garden poetry. Hurray!

Here is one that I wrote several years ago.
A Hemaholic, yes I am
I will not look I know I can.
I can resist she’s said before
And then just goes and buys some more.

I must stop, this can’t go on
Or I must sell my own firstborn.
The yard just shrinks from year to year
As fans go here and here and here.

“It’s just too much!” I have to shout
As beds creep out and out and out.
The grass is gone there is no more
Just paths to wander and explore.
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1
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lilylady
Apr 26, 2012 11:25 AM CST
Love it, Laura!
Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Apr 26, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Thanks. Smiling

My son and I were reading "Green Eggs and Ham" at the time. It was the inspiration for the rhythm and meter.
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Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
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daylily
Apr 26, 2012 8:04 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 26, 2012 8:12 PM CST

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Love them both, thanks for sharing them! Thumbs up Green Grin!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 26, 2012 8:58 PM CST
I agree Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Apr 27, 2012 8:08 AM CST
Very nice to you both!!!!
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Name: Laura Eiras
Huntsville, AL (Zone 7b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Cat Lover Ferns Hostas Lilies
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Alabama
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Ditchlily
Apr 27, 2012 10:47 AM CST
Thanks.

Here is one that I have shared elsewhere. Not mine, wish I had written this. It was sent to me by Kim King (Kingsbirdhouse on the LA).


CHAD

Charlie Harper, MG 2004

One of the benefits of the Master Gardener Fall Gardening Symposium, sponsored by Hancock County, was learning the technical name for the problem I have with buying plants. Dr. Laura Deeter introduced this important bit of information to the class.

It's CHAD - 'Compulsive Horticultural Acquisition Disorder'. Typical symptoms are 1.) impulse buying of any new plant encountered, 2.) buying it without having even the vaguest idea of where you are going to plant it, 3.) putting new plants in willy-nilly into the most convenient, available spot in the garden, 4.) eventually filling every available empty space, resulting in unmanageable overcrowding, and 5.) losing the lawn to 'bed creep', as beds are expanded in an attempt to relieve the overcrowding, while making space for new acquisitions. Other symptoms may include 'new plant envy', 'gardener's resentment', financial exhaustion, and a number of specific addictive behaviors, including hostaholicism, hemeroholicism, etc. Though not discussed, it appears that eventual loss of bladder and bowel control may presage the onset of insanity. No cure was offered.

As I suspected, it is widespread among gardeners, especially Master Gardeners. I don't feel so badly now. At least I know I'm not alone.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 27, 2012 3:47 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
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kimkats
Apr 27, 2012 7:42 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing nearly peed myself! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
It's my cats world, I'm just here to open the cans.
Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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daylily
Apr 28, 2012 5:40 PM CST
Thumbs up I am glad to know what it is also!

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