And now for some verse

I'm entering this poem for the Garden Rant seed giveaway. What do you think?
Amy Stewart writes garden rants
She sells books and wears nice pants.
Her garden up in Humboldt County
Sadly has no winter bounty. :(

Susan Harris was not fond
Of her thirsty, ugly lawn.
She tore it out and planted thyme
(Is she happy with this rhyme?)

Michele Owens grows what she eats
On a farm upstate, where it snows and sleets
She doesn’t like big agriculture
She’s a proud, organic mulcher.

That leaves us with Elizabeth Licata
When she drinks, it ain't water...
She loves bulbs beyond all measure
Buffalo gardens are a national treasure.

Poor chuck b. is unemployed
All his paychecks: null and void
With a gift of seed stimulus
He’ll plant dill, parsley, and mimulus.
Someone had to rhyme stimulus and mimulus, riiight?

ADDED: I won! Yay, me. I ♥ Botanical Interests! I ♥ Garden Rant!

ADDED: My picks are...

#0151 Kale Italian Nero Toscana

#3013 Kale Red Winter Organic Seed
#1054 Love in a Mist Miss Jekyll Blend
#1190 Love Lies Bleeding
#1149 Verbascum Shades of Summer Red
#1020 Foxglove Gloxiniiflora Blend
#1224 Poppy Lauren's Grape


Chloe Marguerite said...


You should win the seed contest - absolutely!

Sorry to hear your paychecks are null and void...but perhaps that is giving you more precious time in the garden.

Chloe M.

Carol Michel said...

I think that poem is a winner and if you don't get those seeds...

Anonymous said...

Looks like a winner to me. Now
just don't tell anyone that writing ABOUT us Ranters will win you a contest any time.

Anonymous said...

Is Acorn hiring? Hmmmm...

Enjoyed the poem and stimulus with mimulus is genius!

weeder1 said...

Chuck, you are a man of many talents! You will probably be deluged with seed packets!

Unknown said...

how cute!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I think it's a winner!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's a winner!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's a winner!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's a winner!

Adriana said...

I loved it so much I'll send you some of my seeds! I donn't have mimulus or even know what they are but I do have dill. Parsley I can't remember.

If you want to take me up on my offer email me your info.

Anonymous said...

You have won my secret contest too. I will send you a list of what I have and you can select what you want.

Lori said...

I confess that I've reread your poem maybe 4 times over the last two days and it's still freaking hilarious. I hope you win some seeds!

weeder1 said...

YEA Chuck!!! Congratulations!!

lisa said...

OF COURSE you won! You poetic genius, you! (Lyrical Lad, Rhyming Rogue, Prose-ing Prince...I could go on all day! ;-)

Christopher C. NC said...

A pretty poem for some seeds
Indeed, I would be remiss
To go unversed
And make my leave.

For garden seeds have traveled
From a small back forty bounty
To the large front forty country
In warm soil and wood chip compost
Will arise the summers marvels.

lisa said...

You are just so damn cool! I KNEW you'd win! I'm desperately trying to catch up, but I just had to get that in....be back soon! :)