July Valentine

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Calla Lily

For everyone who loves green growing things,

Exuberant fragrant flowers,

And twisting vines….


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For all of my brothers and sisters

Who love having

 Dirty hands and muddy knees,

Who keep a stack of empty pots

And collect seed packs like trading cards….


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For all of us weather watchers,

Knowers of the moon’s phase

And tenders of The Garden…




A living Valentine,

Just for You,

The leaf of a Moonflower vine

The leaf of a Moonflower vine




And wishes that your garden may be filled with love.


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Words and Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

5 responses to “July Valentine

  1. How lovely this is! And I must tell my husband, Bill about it. He doesn’t believe in the Feb. Valentine’s Day – says it’s a Catholic holiday and he’s not Catholic! 🙂 Maybe he would send me flowers in July?

    • Now that sounds like a great plan! My daughter hated Valentine’s Day, too- but I think she may have come around a little in recent years. I think he should send you flowers every month of the year 😉

  2. I LOVE this post – it speaks directly to all of us garden addicts! 🙂 That peach rose is STUNNING!!!

    • 😉 That same cluster appeared as buds a few days before- the Japanese Beetles had nibbled a leaf and a bud a bit, but you can barely see the damage with the flowers open. That rose has bloomed continuously since early May. We have enjoyed it so much this year! This is the best month for a gardener’s Valentine- the whole garden speaks its love for us and we are in love with our beautiful gardens.

  3. Reblogged this on Arts and Crafts for Retirees and commented:
    Beautiful thoughts and photos!

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