The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

 With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore… 

  ‘Twas two weeks before Christmas,

When all through the house,

A creature was stirring,

He was using his mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that show tickets would soon be there.

A gardener was nestled all snug in her bed,

While visions of Hellebores danced in her head.

So he clicked on a website and what did he find,

Dreams of show gardens filling his mind.

Away to the ticket tab he flew like a flash,

Clicked open the page and bought in a dash.

And kids get in FREE he read with surprise,

A Treasure Hunt too, complete with a prize.

And then in a twinkling he had a great thought,

A night in Seattle would also be bought!

A nice hotel room nearby to the show,

And room for the kids without too much dough,

A magical time could soon be theirs,

Two days at the show would vanish their cares.

The beautiful gardens — such a sight to behold!

A few days of Spring, away from the cold.

They’ll see demos and talks, and musical acts,

Find some new plants and some garden knick knacks.

Now, Ciscoe! now, Billy! now, Amy and Lucy!

On, Richie! on, Kelly! on Marty and Jessi!

From the edge of the deck, to the top of the wall,

Free lectures showing there’s gardens for all.

Plus shopping for all things garden related,

His spouse is sure to be more than elated.

It’s all taking place starting February 2-0.

A family adventure for all – ho, ho, ho!

And he found all this on,

The perfect gift for a gardening Mom! ~ Janet

  • Robin Cushman
    Posted at 02:10h, 14 December Reply

    Kudos for this delightful poem! I
    m going to re-post it on Facebook right now (Thanks, Alice Doyle for sharing it!)

    • Janet
      Posted at 03:16h, 14 December Reply

      Thanks Robin! ~ Janet

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