Mystery Flower: Flower of the Day, Aug 5, 2018


Unassuming flower, tall invasive plant.
Every time I see you, how I rave and rant.
Little did I know when I planted two or three
that within the year, you’d be the bane of me.
You don’t respond to pulling. Pop right up again
anywhere you want to, not just where you’ve been.

Filling all my borders, invading every bed.
How I wish I’d planted another plant instead.
Sedum is more ground-hugging. Spider plant is nice.
Dusty Miller never turns into a vice.
The one who made a gift of you knew just what to do.
She put up a “For Sale” sign and moved away from you!

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

7 thoughts on “Mystery Flower: Flower of the Day, Aug 5, 2018

    1. lifelessons Post author

      You are right about heliconia. I thought my gardener just kept planting them but perhaps you are right. They, at least, are gorgeous, although it keeps me busy cutting off the dried leaves.

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  1. amoralegria

    I like your poem – I can relate! I have planted so many plants in my garden which were gifts or traded that turned out to be more than I bargained for! I have had to dig some of them out so they wouldn’t take over the whole garden! My phlox struggled to appear this year, having been crowded out by coneflowers. I love coneflowers but may have to tame them!

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