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

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In front of Howe Elementary School on Friday. Their tulip test site appears to be a success!! Right near those beautiful red tulips are lots of veggies in the many raised bed gardens on their site. It’s so heartening to see all of this after the building was not used for 6+ years. Follow the Tulip Test Garden project here: https://www.learner.org/jnorth/tulip/.

Photo: Roxanne Dunlop