Category: Midwest

Ash Trees and Hosta Plants

With many ash trees lost in our area, the landscape will take time to recover and learn a new beauty. I have written about the loss of our ash tree, and the new beauty with the way hosta plants grow around the tree stump.

Posts about ash trees:

Ash Firewood Done – May 16, 2019 – “Work and photo are by Karl.”

Hosta and Ash Tree Stump – May 27, 2019 – with photo

Seasons – My poem on October 24, 2019

Errands and Ash Trees – April 16, 2022

Short Poems: Late Winter and Early Spring

Snow in the gardens today. These are poems from this time of year here in Wisconsin.

blue sky
with cotton clouds

March 16, 2010

snow after snowdrops
and a glimpse of Spring
Wisconsin gardens

March 16, 2021

daffodils bloom first
west of our great lake
and plants grow here too

April 13, 2021

country graves
silk flowers bloom
by the stones

colder Spring
yet the snowdrops
twice as many

hope shines
on the hillside
a few daffodils

April 30, 2013

April in Wisconsin
Garden Journal
April 14, 2020
Photo by Karl