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Ode To The Hydrangea

ODE TO THE HYDRANGEA Misunderstood little Mophead, They call her ‘Changing Rose’, Her colour comes from the soil And the acidity in which she grows. Chorus: Water in her name, Water in her veins. Blue Azorean stranger, Nothing rhymes with Hydrangea. Graceful in the half-sun, She turns pink with added lime. At home in the Himalayas, Found globally over time. Water in her name, Water in her veins. Blue Azorean stranger, Nothing rhymes with Hydrangea. Not a flower but a shrub, Grandiflora and Annabelle Splash their petals radiant, A most hardy perennial. Water in her name, Water in her veins. Blue Azorean stranger, Nothing rhymes with Hydrangea.

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Date: 10/30/2017 11:26:00 AM
Such a cool, witty poem, Phil. Your way w/words is a unique poetic gift. Sun bright write. Pure poetry. Love and many more blessings of love.
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Date: 8/6/2017 1:16:00 PM
Really enjoyed his one Phil. The hydrangea is one of my favorite shrubs. // Barry
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Date: 7/5/2017 2:50:00 PM
Love this! Am still smiling! thank you
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Date: 5/10/2017 11:57:00 AM
Omg Phil! We both loved our garden! And I deduce this from your wonderful poem thats featuring among the 100 best. Hearty congratulations kindred poet
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Date: 5/10/2017 6:21:00 PM
Thanks Jannie it is exciting when you get to that plateau.
Date: 5/7/2017 1:06:00 PM
Very interesting write.
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Date: 5/3/2017 3:54:00 PM
Phil, thanks for visiting PUPPY LOVE. I appreciate it much. So I revisted one of my fave flowers ... my Dad had had a green hand (Why do folks usually point to a finger? Best to bless the entire hand). I do not think divorce works: adultery is what Bible calls second & subsequent marriages. It has the kindness to sanctify widows & widowers remarrying.The BIBLE remains the true fount of all wisdom of any lasting value. amen and shalom Friend/Campione/Mester/Combattant
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Date: 5/1/2017 5:32:00 AM
luls "nothing rhymes with Hydrangea" love it. what a great song! 7 for me
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Date: 5/1/2017 9:57:00 AM
Thanks man I appreciate it.
Date: 4/28/2017 7:58:00 PM
Hello Phil, I like what you have done to this poem. I really did enjoy it. A 7
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Date: 4/29/2017 7:34:00 AM
Thanks Darlene, I'm glad you liked it.
Date: 4/20/2017 12:48:00 AM
This is a wonderful tribute to this lovely plant Phil. Congratulations on being honored with POTD! : )
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Date: 4/20/2017 8:28:00 AM
Thanks Connie, I have been truly blessed.
Date: 4/15/2017 11:05:00 AM
Congrats on POTD honors.. Awesome, creative and love the humor on the nothing rhymes with verse! Super 7 and a fav.... PURE TALENT ON DISPLAY.....
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Date: 4/20/2017 8:29:00 AM
You are too kind Robert...thank you.
Date: 4/14/2017 2:32:00 PM
Congrats on POTD Phil Well done!
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Date: 4/13/2017 11:45:00 PM
Well-composed.... congrats on being chosen...
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Date: 4/13/2017 7:52:00 PM
Hello Phil, Congratulations on the POTD honor!! This Ode is very beautifully done. Excellent Work for sure. Cheers and Best, Gary
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Date: 4/14/2017 7:58:00 AM
Thanks Gary, always a nice surprise (POTD that is).
Date: 4/13/2017 5:48:00 PM
Love the flower and love the gardening lesson, well written and deserving of POTD 7++
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Date: 4/13/2017 11:32:00 AM
Like big colored popcorn balls. I love 'em. I had a big blue one, but my thumb wasn't green enough. Great poem!!! Congrats.
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Date: 4/13/2017 11:34:00 AM
Thanks SW, these plants love morning sun.
Date: 4/13/2017 9:18:00 AM
- A wonderful poem, congratulation on your p.o.t.d. Phil ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/13/2017 11:35:00 AM
Thanks Sunshine, keep smiling.
Date: 4/13/2017 8:52:00 AM
Congratulation on getting the PotD Phil. I'll make sure to add lime to the soil from now on, as I like them pink. Would extra lime bring them to purple? It's going to bloom in my favorites. A 7 in pink and purple:) Amitiés
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Date: 4/13/2017 6:55:00 AM
Back to squeal with glee and on potd congratulate thee! Awesome Phil ;) xomo!
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Date: 4/13/2017 1:48:00 AM
Congratulations on PotD, Phil! Hydrangea poem, it sings and it swings and it rhymes, it's just wonderful!
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Date: 4/13/2017 4:00:00 AM
Thanks Darren, its a nice wake-up surprise.
Date: 4/13/2017 1:05:00 AM
A Big Congratulations on getting POTD, three brilliant minds coming together, it doesn't get better then this. Brilliant
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Date: 4/13/2017 4:01:00 AM
I'm so glad you liked it Maria :)
Date: 4/12/2017 5:58:00 AM
O, I did rate this one, now.
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Date: 4/12/2017 5:57:00 AM
Love it. So, if i add lime to my water, will it turn pink? Especially liked the witty bits on "coloring" Hydrageas. Will Aurelia or Artemesia rhyme? If you insist, Phil, how about the Dutch for Yes (Ja), or Orange (Oranje)? Shalom shalom, Deo
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Date: 4/12/2017 7:25:00 AM
Thanks Anil, I'm glad you liked it and the answer to your question is yes to added lime.
Date: 4/11/2017 11:15:00 PM
Well done Phil and I do love the blue ones. Up here in Canada we only see them mostly in hot houses and for sale in Spring and Summer but they don't last long here unless kept as a potted plant. Nice flow and great imagry here. Loved it. God Bless, JB
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Date: 4/12/2017 7:24:00 AM
Thanks Judy for your visit and comment; I too live in Canada (Muskoka, ON) and I am surrounded by them at work Namaste.
Date: 4/11/2017 2:10:00 PM
Saved as a fave! Love it, Phil 7
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Date: 4/13/2017 4:02:00 AM
Thanks for stopping by and rating it high. :)
Date: 4/11/2017 11:51:00 AM
I freakn love this! 7 & fave dear... Superbon Phil! :D xomo!
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Date: 4/11/2017 1:55:00 PM
Thanks Maureen so glad you liked it.