hoe the weeds,
prepare the soil
for planting a tree.
You must dig deep and make
a gently rounded, high berm
to hold in the moisture that will
provide sustenance for its growing.
A tabebuia’s in the garden now.
Caring for it daily while giving love,
you’ll be amazingly rewarded
by its hardiness and beauty.
A bit of fertilizer
now and then, will keep it
strong and blossoming.
bloom en masse
My first attempt at an etheree. These lovely Tabebuia (Tab-a-boo-ya) trees bloom in the spring here in Central Florida. They are especially spectacular when blooming by the water’s edge– their brilliant yellow being reflected in the water. Also known as the Yellow Trumpet Tree for their trumpet shaped flowers. They also come in pink (Pink Trumpet Tree).
My entry for dVerse FormForAll–Etherees, Shape and Concrete Poems: http://dversepoets.com/2011/10/20/formforall-%E2%80%93-etherees-shape-concrete-poems/