Sleeping Garden

The temperatures have dropped today
the Winter air is bitter cold
Hibiscus leaves have curled and dried
only stalks and roots survive
Soon those too will fade away
leaving deep buried roots behind

Gardenia blooms a sweet memory
tucked inside their stems until Spring
Bleeding Hearts and Sunflower discs
lay in wait for the warmth of the sun
To restore their lovely greenery
when Winter’s wrath is done

Wrapped up like Christmas presents
my favored Palm Trees stand
Bound around with burlap bags
protecting their wispy fronds
Feeding their roots with supplements
keeping them healthy and strong

My Cypress tree is truly bald
more naked it could not be
Just beside it’s barren form
two trees of bright evergreen
Underneath their long limbs sprawl
a remembrance of past splendor

The mulch is laid and piled around
the base of each and every bush
Christmas lights will fill the space
now barren of blooms and flowers
My garden sleeps in frozen ground
the silent night’s begin again

13 Comments

  1. ivor20 says:

    Dawn’s winter sunlight still filters through the gloom and softly kisses everything

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    1. Yes, without the suns warmth and promise of spring, everything would perish.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Taking a break till the spring returns.

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    1. Yes. Now time to weed, plant grass, drop spring bulbs, trim Crepe Myrtle Trees ….. LOL

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      1. Sadje says:

        Indeed, a bit of TLC required

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  3. Eugenia says:

    Sleep tight lovely garden and dream of spring.

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  4. Shashi says:

    Life in a freeze
    Waiting for the sun ☀️

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    1. Yes – in limbo like the rest of us! 😴

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  5. it must look pretty all bundled up nice!

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    1. I had not thought of it as pretty but that’s a fantastic perspective. Thank you Christine! 😊❤️😊

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