Season
by
Siobhan Logan

 

 
heuchera and flame tulip

the orange flame tulip is pursed
against purple heuchera,
‘plum puddin`’ lit red beneath,
bluegreen rubber rosettes
of a resurging sedum
and acidic lime green bracts
of euphorbia, those strange
sea creature suckers

 

heuchera under euphorbia

camelia
the camelia is heavy
with gorgeous blossom
and glossy leaf mass, blooms
a generous cerise, some dusted
with yellow stains like fading
dowagers poised for a fall
   
 
spiky plants do well in tubs   tubs bristle with green spears
and muscari blue spikes,
velvety violas with a bronze
underpetal and there
above the tiny alpines
a shocking pink primula
and silky pulsatilla

 


muscari and pansies 

pulsatilla 
I put fossils in there
printed ammonites and
sea pebbles to remember
you this time each year
 
drumstick primula 

 

ammonites and pebbles

 

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