Monday, June 16, 2014


Pentas in the Garden

A few weeks ago, when I was selecting sun-loving flowers
for the tiny bed I had reclaimed from the spent irises,
I fished a half-dead plant out of the $1 bin at Lowe's garden center.

Its tag said "pentas" annual.
Well, I had never heard of pentas, 
but I figured for one dollar it was a safe gamble.
So I planted it and waited to see if it would survive.

I just returned from being away for a few days
and what do you know? 
The pentas is about to break out in bloom--
a cast off whose life has been renewed.

And the butterflies and hummingbirds are supposed to love it.
Now all I need to do is wait to see what color it will be
and if it brings birds and butterflies.

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