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A plea from your plants

Posted by flora_uk SW UK 8/9 (My Page) on
Wed, May 23, 12 at 5:48

The Plea of the Pampered Pot Plants.

Dear owner, listen to us
As you try to do your best
It's sometimes better parenting
To give your 'kids' a rest

From constant interference
Done with very best intentions
From potions and from plant food
And other interventions

So listen to us pot plants
Quit squirting us with Dawn
We're like your kids - not perfect
No rose without a thorn

Don't stress at every pimple,
Blotch or weird leaf
Our wants are very simple
Too much loving can bring grief

Just give us mix that's gritty
Some water and some light
And in country or in city
We'll prove a joyful sight.

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RE: A plea from your plants

that is the most beautiful plant poetry i ever heard and so true

RE: A plea from your plants


Thank you for the beautiful poem!!

What a peaceful and loving poem from our plants perspective..

Thank you for making my day start off with a big smile!!!



RE: A plea from your plants

I like it a lot
And the info it's got
Sometimes the best thing
Is when you do naught

RE: A plea from your plants

This may be prosaic, Flora, but thanks for that wonderful verse, and I heartily agree with its sentiments.

RE: A plea from your plants

ok-- I'm guilty of "over-mothering" my plants, I hear this and I am trying-- :)

I am going to write this out- tape it where my plants are and attempt follow its advice--

thanks, this is one for the plants! :D

RE: A plea from your plants

That's cute! Reading this and thinking, oh I've done that, sure makes you feel like you have a mothering plant instinct (even if you aren't female!).


RE: A plea from your plants

Thank you plant people. I knocked it out over my breakfast muesli and I keep thinking of improvements. Too late now, though.

Hi Lamorna - yes there was a slightly sneaky message there - hope I sugared the pill sufficiently ;-)

RE: A plea from your plants

I am sure I am not the ONLY one "mothering" too much here, but I got the message-- lol-- thanks :)

RE: A plea from your plants

Hi Flora, where do you get that muse-li? Sounds like we could all do with some :)

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