Tag: Gardens

two tulips grow

two tulips grow
where the garden
was cleared

we did not plant them

how many years did
they try to grow?

this is their year

and the old hedge
grows again too

Photos by Karl yesterday

April Poems

faith kept and grown
when much else could not
the rains arrived
puddles in the fields
how beautiful
the rich brown earth

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

Poems are from my archives.

Pictures are from Reusable Art.

Creative Notes

Karl and I stopped at Festival Foods in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. I discovered Julu Cards by JL Creations – Crystal, Minnesota. Nice to send some handwritten notes.

colors that will
bloom again
in Wisconsin gardens
greeting cards
at the grocery store

today

now that I know
their name
I see them everywhere
hydrangeas

September 13, 2017 – post from Poems For Bulletin Boards

August 6, 2019 – post from Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

The Hydrangeas are courtesy of wpclipart.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems About Snowdrops And Daffodils

gardens in winter
the serene snowfall
and remembering
where snowdrops
will bloom

January 2011

soon the garden
will begin in small ways
snowdrops

March 2019

blue sky
with cotton clouds
snowdrops

March 2010

reading Psalms
in the sunroom
fragrance of daffodils

March 2015

all the more yellow
because of grey skies
daffodils
forsythia
dandelions

May 2011

sunrise
daffodils bowed by rain
recover

May 2016

leaving them be
fragrance of faded
daffodils in a glass

June 2015

And a poem from February 2015:

blue grey sky
and water
a light grey

sun bright
through
evergreens

this new day

Images are courtesy of wpclipart.

Poems are by Ellen Grace Olinger.

a look at the gardens

raindrops on the windows
after the rain and some wind

reading, and I want to see
the gardens, as I did not stay
in touch with them as well
this year

though the perennials –
so reliable – were
as beautiful as ever

now is a good time
to begin again
with a closer look
from the windows

beautiful brown colors
of December and
some green remains

no work in the yard
needed today

a time of rest and
so much to look forward
to as the seasons continue

one moment at a time

Ellen Grace Olinger

Photo by Karl
July 2018