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LindsayP
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0 posted 03-31-2008 07:20 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LindsayP


                     Garden Guru

Peter Cundall is his name, heís on the teleí every week
The garden show at one oíclock, at great gardens you may peek,
He makes it look so easy with all the vedgies that he grows,
Rhubarb and asparagus and all the other things he sows.

He often takes us on a trip to see gardens of great note,
So many types of English trees & about natives he will quote,
From the South coast of Tassieí to the rain forest of the north,
To show us the best of all the gardens he happily takes us forth.

Roses are most peopleís favourite, grown widely across our land
And when a new color is nurtured thereís always great demand,
Petunias are my favourites, flowering right throughout Springtime
And perfume exuded by flowering stocks is really quite sublime.

In Spring & Autumn every year they hold the open garden scheme,
To some itís a great ambition, to some itís just a dream,
People come from miles around and even from Interstate
To see the Macedon Ranges Gardens & of their attributes relate.

When winter sneaks upon us and dark shadows start to creep,
The English trees all drop their leaves & quietly go to sleep,
We batten down the hatches & prepare for winterís cold
And wait anxiously for Spring flowers, more valuable than gold.  

The pleasure one gets from a garden is a genuine boost for the soul,
It relaxes the nerves & tension & should be everybodyís goal,
Itís been said and even quite often, right from the time of my birth,
That you are nearer to God in a garden than anywhere else on earth.

                                                                            


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Marchmadness
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1 posted 03-31-2008 08:15 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Beautiful poem, LP and you are so right. That's what I've been doing the last few days, repotting my hanging flowers (I love Petunias too) such pretty colors.
Getting my little piece of heaven ready for summer. The weather is beautiful right now, great for working outside.
JamesMichael
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2 posted 04-01-2008 06:18 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fantastic...a pleasure to read...you're good at this...James
Marge Tindal
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Lindsay~
And you KNOW this one called me out to play~

LOVE this ... I do~
May all your posies be blooming beauties~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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passing shadows
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now wishing i had a garden

great write Lindsay!
Rick
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Hi Lindsay mate, enjoyed the read my friend, did some gardening today. Be well and take care.

Rick
Robert E. Jordan
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LindsayP,

This is well arranged, and has good end rhymes.

Gardens are dirty work, I stay away from them.

Bobby
2islander2
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a very pleasure to read..

   yann
Joyce Johnson
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Oh Bobby, you don't know what  you're talking about.  Nothing dirty about good firtile garden soil.

I'd like to see Australian gardens
Just once before I die
And English formal, Irish wild
To give their way a try.
But I'm still of the opinion
I could travel around and round
And not find more floral beauty
Than in my own loved Puget Sound.

Thanks for the great endorsement of my favorite activity.  Australia sounds enchanting to this gardener.  Joyce
Margherita
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quote:
The pleasure one gets from a garden is a genuine boost for the soul,
It relaxes the nerves & tension & should be everybodyís goal,
Itís been said and even quite often, right from the time of my birth,
That you are nearer to God in a garden than anywhere else on earth.


How true, how true, dear Lindsay. I still dream of my childhood garden, now I have only balconies ... but still I love to tend the flowers. I celebrate every little bud that grows. My favorite Spring flowers are lilacs and then the paeonias. Wonder of wonders.

Wonderful! Thank you for this!

Love,
Margherita
HopeS
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I love being out in my garden ..... by the way , I went to Perth Garden Show last year and met Peter Cundall, he's a great bloke  


Hope
effjayel
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Another fine write Linds, I think I am enjoying your retirement almost as much as you! Take care,  John
LindsayP
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To my very good friends, Ida, James, Passing Shadows, Rick, Bobby, Yann, Joyce,

Margherita, Hope and John. What would I do without all you kind folks. You are always

so generous in your response, thank you. Have a great day and God Bless you all.

Lindsay
Earl Brinkman
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Splendor is to be found in the garden.  
 
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