The Corona Gardens (I)
Once upon a time
(in the Time of Corona)
a grand old pine perished, felled by tiny beetles
which seems kind of tragic
but not as tragic as it may have seemed
once upon a time.
Among its roots grew up a garden of
lavender, milkweed and veronica.
The carpenter bee kissed them all.
the allium exploded in fireworks
while the bee balm fell apart.
In the garden of coneflowers and foxglove
the coneflower smiled and the foxglove complained
and the gardener made a decision perhaps neither right nor wrong
that did have significant consequences for the foxglove.
I cherish the day
said common Stella D’Oro;
I wish I were anywhere but here, said Shasta Daisy (planted in the wrong place)
stretching for the sun
growing strong and beautiful beyond measure
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Other photos from the June garden: