Sunday, April 4, 2010

Ode to Crossvine

I think that I will never see
A vine as lovely as thee
Who climbs without inflicting doom
On masonry or marble tomb
Or even cheapo wooden fence
Resistent to every pestilence
Each spring your royal flush
Of flowers comes without a rush
Of any kind of care or costly feeding
Just abundance and homespun breeding
That on a trellis does so easily shine
Your leaves hang down and twine
A happy waterfall of evergreen
That asks for nothing but to be seen
Or complimented on its fine
And simple beauty, called crossvine.

Spring 2008

Spring 2009

Spring 2010


Caroline said...

Beautiful. My crummy "invasive" trumpet flower vine doesn't even have two leaves yet, much less flowers.

ConsciousGardener said...

Lovely! I'm in awe of her too...and Lady Banksia, this year!