Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quit Doing What We Do

Each winter when temperatures
dip, the Hibiscus freezes and dies.
In spring it is replaced by a plant
of beauty, identical in name.

This year was one of great change.
The scene is one of awe in the hood.
We quit doing what we did before.
Cold tolerant flora now reign.

7 comments:

Jinksy said...

And the link worked just fine! Well done! LOL

Judy Roney said...

I owe my success to you, Jinksy. Thank you so much for making me feel very tech savvy. :)

Mary said...

Ah, Judy, this year you were very wise!

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

smart words.

Agnija said...

And I went the other way and bought an elephant ear that I *know* will not last the winter and that I *know* I will not dig out when the time for it comes!

earlybird said...

Good poem. Pertinant comment. I once had an hibiscus which I brought into the house every winter. I managed to make it last three years and then it got too big!

Judy Roney said...

Agnija and others. I have a confession to make. I didn't plant freeze tolerant plants in their place, only in my mind was I that steady. I actually have two double red hibiscus I look out on from my study window. LOL I'm hopelessly in favor of these gorgeous plants.