A Tulip Garden

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Location: Coffey Ln. and Fowell Dr.

A Tulip Garden
Guarded within the old red wall’s embrace,
Marshalled like soldiers in gay company,
The tulips stand arrayed. Here infantry
Wheels out into the sunlight. What bold grace
Sets off their tunics, white with crimson lace!
Here are platoons of gold-frocked cavalry,
With scarlet sabres tossing in the eye
Of purple batteries, every gun in place.
Forward they come, with flaunting colours spread,
With torches burning, stepping out in time
To some quick, unheard march. Our ears are dead,
We cannot catch the tune. In pantomime
Parades that army. With our utmost powers
We hear the wind stream through a bed of flowers.
– Amy Lowell

Photo: Paul Rasmussen

Gardening Prep

0417171649Location: Mother Earth Gardens – 3738 42nd Ave S.

Mother Earth Gardens is beginning to bring out more bedding plants and today was a beautiful day to go look at those bedding plants and start planning your garden. I have found that they are so helpful when you are trying to find just the right plant for the kind of space you have.

Photo: Carri Musil