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"I must have flowers, always, always ..."




mother taught me about gardens ... all winter she would ponder ... and make plans selecting flowers by texture and shape in a tapestry of colors like bright sun jewels and on planting "day" I wore an aquamarine sundress ... ~ we needed hardy flowers for our changeable climate and mother taught me to use color artfully ~ but no matter what we did ... by mid summer the garden was a wild mosaic tangle of tangerine nasturtium and lemon marigold along with lilac forget-me-nots and a mix of lavender and crimson snapdragons oh, we had lost all control ... ~ we had painted daisies in saffron and watermelon pink and thrusting coneflowers in all hues ~ now, my garden is much smaller yet I still have a vibrant array of flowers a display of changing colors all summer long that grow high, cascade, and tumble I have climbing wallflowers in chartreuse and every view is painted ... in hues like watercolors saturated with sun oh, I love the coral bells ... falling from baskets ~ let there be color and there is ... like magic ... colorful flowers dancing in the breeze ____________________ April 5, 2021 - Repost Poetry/Free Verse/like watercolors Copyright Protected, ID 04-1368-232-05 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Submitted to the Standard contest, A Brian Strand July 2 Contest sponsor, Brian Strand, Judged 07/02/2021 First Place

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Date: 7/5/2021 3:35:00 PM
a first prize + for imagery Constance
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Date: 7/5/2021 8:50:00 PM
Brian, thank you so much for the contest and for my great placement and for the visit ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 7/2/2021 10:11:00 AM
Delightful floral rainbow Constance! Special memories planted by your mother. Congratulations on your garden and your win my friend! Love it when you write about gardens! My grandmother taught me the love of gardens. Sending you blessings from the garden!
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Date: 7/2/2021 8:49:00 PM
Sam thank you for the compliment and the nice comment, and the compliment ~ love and serenity _Constance
Date: 7/1/2021 11:17:00 PM
I agree with Monet and love your write with its beautiful presentation cos I do have to have flowers even if they are in containers, now that my garden has diminished in size considerably! I can understand the hardy flowers - here they need to be drought resistant as two days without water and the sun has dried them out! Enjoyed picturing your garden :)
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Date: 7/2/2021 8:51:00 PM
Susan, thanks for the compliment on my poem and for the comment, my garden is small too but still quite beautiful, gardening a small garden even if done in containers has a meditation effect ~ love and serenity _Constance