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Flowering of Spring

Amassed in flamboyant Azalea blooms when my garden is free of the cold.
Bird of Paradise, dressed in purple and orange,  wear their colors so bold.
Crocus bloom when the mounds of snow finally melt and say, "Goodbye."
Daffodils display delightful faces and seem to be greeting me with a, "Hi."
Easter Cactus in pink and salmon, adds bursts of color in hanging pots.
Favorite in my garden are the carpets of romantic little Forget-Me-Nots.
Gardenia shrubs line my walkways with sweetest scent to tempt the bees.
Hyacinths are compact flowers on a single stem, but cause me to sneeze.
In early Spring my beds of Irises trumpet that a new season has begun.
Jasmine on the vine attracts hummingbirds in my garden spots full of sun.
Kerria bushes keep my yard enhanced in shades of chartreuse and gold.
Lily of the Valley is said to bring lots of happiness to the young and old.
Mock Orange, a pretty perfumed flower, prim and proper in purest white.
Nandina, Heavenly Bamboo, have bronzed red leaves of medium height.
Oleander clusters are a riot of color on the end of green foliage so tall.
Peonies add charm and grace in pink pastels all along my garden wall.
Queen of the Prairie in the landscape, reach up to the sun and the sky.
Rusty Foxglove is a late Spring perennial, I find very pleasing to the eye.
Sharing a treasured vase with them, I will select the lovely Shasta Daisy.
Three Lobe Spirea (Bridal Veil), is so easy to grow it could make me lazy.
Under the shade trees grow Urn Bromiliads,  on driftwood from the river.
Verbena is Queen of the rock garden, in shades of burgundy she'll deliver.
Wisteria, in white or lavender, hangs in sadness until it withers away to die.
Xylosma blooms in masses of berries, in hedge rows of separation they lie.
Yarrow's blossoms are medicinal, likes dry soil and an occasional drought.
Zesty Zephyr Lily can grow in the wild but it's one I could never do without.



   {April 23rd, 2016   ~   Shadow Hamilton's "Spring Flowers" Contest}

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Date: 6/21/2016 1:04:00 AM
Lin, Congratulations on your Spring Flower Win. Hope you are well these days **SKAT**
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/21/2016 4:55:00 AM
I'm absolutely fantastic. Thanks for asking. I see you're not accepting soup mail. Stay on top!!
Date: 5/2/2016 5:48:00 PM
A beautiful poem Lin, and a lovely photo too...Congrats on your win
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Date: 5/2/2016 6:52:00 PM
Thank you very much, Joseph.
Date: 5/2/2016 10:59:00 AM
A beautiful spring write to delight any garden:-) congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 5/2/2016 6:51:00 PM
I sure do thank you, Jan.
Date: 5/2/2016 9:38:00 AM
Lin, congrats on your placement in the contest! :)-luloo
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Date: 5/2/2016 6:51:00 PM
Thank you so much, Luloo.
Date: 5/2/2016 8:49:00 AM
Congrats on your beautiful win with placement my lovely friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 5/2/2016 6:51:00 PM
Thank you very much, BL.
Date: 5/2/2016 7:56:00 AM
Back again to congratulate you on your wonderful podium win, Lin! I knew this would be at the top of the list first time I read it! Hugs, Sandra
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Lin Lane
Date: 5/2/2016 6:50:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra. I sure appreciate the confidence you had in it.
Date: 5/2/2016 4:37:00 AM
congrats on 2nd place Lin great pen hugs
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Date: 5/2/2016 7:37:00 AM
Thank you, Shadow.
Date: 4/25/2016 3:58:00 PM
You really did this so well, Lin. Beautifully rhymed with a nice rhythm and so full of detail about so many flowers. I know it will be up there on the winner's list for sure! Hugs, 7, Sandra
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Date: 4/26/2016 10:32:00 AM
Thanks so much for your compliments, Sandra. This one was such fun for me. I wish I still had a garden. Thanks for the hugs and the 7.
Date: 4/25/2016 6:16:00 AM
An amazing abecedarian, Lin. I'm amazed at how beautifully you are able to write in this difficult form. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Lin Lane
Date: 4/25/2016 6:53:00 AM
A love of flowers helped with this one. I used to have a lovely garden, but apartment living does not allow me that pleasure. Now I paint flowers instead. Thanks.
Date: 4/23/2016 10:56:00 PM
Great job like always good luck in the contest. Hugs Eve
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Lin Lane
Date: 4/24/2016 6:27:00 AM
Thanks a bunch and hugs back to you, Eve.
Date: 4/23/2016 2:22:00 PM
Great going until you hit me with that shade of liver line. I know it rhymes, but yuck! Just kidding, can you tell I don't like liver? Best wishes for success in the contest. How about quiver?...
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Lin Lane
Date: 4/23/2016 2:31:00 PM
Ok Charlie. I'm not going to use the thought of yucky liver in a poem about beautiful flowers. I don't like liver either ~ ;) Thanks for the suggestion. I used deliver.
Date: 4/23/2016 1:56:00 PM
Lin, so beautiful! Good luck in the contest! -luloo :)
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Date: 4/23/2016 2:29:00 PM
Thank you very much for thinking so, Luloo. You know I appreciate your comments. ;)