Have you heard the news?
Did you all hear hear?
I have some little clues...
About a guest who's here!
She is a color like no other
Come and take a peek
Half of one and half of the other
She is quite unique.
She brings a special kind of sheen to places in the shade
A mix of yellow and of green, she is on parade!
Other kinds of greens do grow
in my garden fair
Avocado, Forest Green
Sage and Moss and Pear.
And then there is Pistachio
Granny Apple too
Effervescent Lemon Lime
Will make you say "At Choo!"
But this one is fluorescent green
She comes from South East France
A cordial made by silent monks
From one hundred plants!
She has a very special name
It is La Grande Chartreuse
Yellow Green and luminous
One you can't refuse!
Here's a few of her plants in my garden bed
She paints the flowers and the leaves, they'll make you turn your head!
Hellebore of Corsica is greeny-yellow gold
Her foliage is evergreen even in winter's cold.
And then Hydrangea shrub is there, her name is Annabelle
Her flowers are so delicate, she's quite the Mademoiselle.
And then there is a carpet wild that runs along the ground
Creeping Jenny she is called, she does not make a sound.
written by Christine Summerfield/June 18, 2018