Clematis Has Arrived!
Now it is the month of June
I've been waiting for you all
For your flowers bold and bright
On my trellis tall.
The roses they have had their turn
With their sweet perfume
Now Clematis takes the stage
With giant purple blooms!
A fountain full of blossoms wide
In the summer hours
Announcing "we have all arrived!"
A festival of flowers.
"Our petals make a diamond shape
One two and three and four
We love to climb on arbors high
Or grow around your door.
"Our centers they are yellowy green
with tiny funny squiggles
When the bees come tickle us
We give a little giggle!"
We like to mingle here and there
with the other vines.
But we prefer to make a scene
in the summer time!
So when you're in my garden green
Be sure to take the time
To see Clematis bold and strong
The giant purple vine!
written by Christine Summerfield
July 17, 2018
The Honey Suckle Vine
As I sit on my front porch, with my cup of tea
So much green and flowers grow right in front of me!
The honeysuckle is the one with vines of red and green
It wraps around and round my fence, the finest to be seen!
And at the end of every vine, a trumpet of pink and gold
Announces to the world to smell its perfume bright and bold!
I dip my nose into the vine and smell perfume so sweet
But someone else is right behind, awaiting his summer treat.
The hummingbird of green and red, so tiny and so quick
His busy wings buzz happily, as he stops to take a sip.
He dips his long and slender beak inside each blossom pink
But watch him oh-so-carefully, you must not even blink!
For if you do, you might just miss him darting up so high
For in a flash he will be gone, but listen for his cry:
"I'll be back to visit you for your elixir fine
Be sure to look for me again on the honey suckle vine!"
written by Christine Summerfield/June 2016