Carnations! Um, no, daffodils!
And, well, there's lilacs, honeysuckle
and lilies of the valley... I admire red roses,
but they die on me, peonies, though gorgeous,
are run over with ants, mums suffer in the desert heat.
I love shamrocks and iris and verbena twining, and, especially,
the white violets that vie with other spring buds racing to reach heaven
in my overrun gardens, in January! ... Okay, I think a bunch of all would suffice!
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
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