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Balls of pink and blue
heavy heads flop gracefully
grass blades your pillow.

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Hydrangea is the correct spelling for the flower, autumnphoenix.

Did you know depending on the acidic content of the soil, that the flower is blue or pink, etc. if my memory serves?

really liked this haiku, especially the 3rd line which can be read several different ways.


The presence of aluminum effects the color of hydrangea flowers, one of the few plants that display this characteristic. Adding aluminum causes color changes from pink to blue, taking it away - much more difficult - changes color from blue to pink. Most of mine are pink, with a couple white, and a few green.

Autumn, I liked this poem very much, thank you.

Respectfully, Jim

"Laws and Rules don't kill freedom: narrow-minded intolerance does" - Race-9togo

Yes I am a gardener too.:) I have hydrangea's in my garden I do know about the color change due to the acidity. Thank you. I should have checked the spelling before posting. Thank you again for the read and comments.

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The flowers are making me want to take a nap! ;-) It's funny how such a small amount of words can create such strong imagery.

I like to garden, too. I just don't have enough time for it with a 14 month old. ;-) I miss my roses, the jasmine does fine w/o me. hahaha lol

It is such a secret place, the land of tears. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I love my garden it has always given me some muse or other. I love jasmine but have not grown it before. Perhaps i will try it. Hopefull it will do well own its own here too. :)


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