Poem a Day: Haiku Garden

I wrote this May 27, 2002. It describes my garden still, although I took out the yellowest ixora and I have the orange butterfly bushes overtaking the purple plum now.

Hot pink petunias
Stretch full length to meet the sun.
They climb the pine tree.

Japanese plum
Stands with branches reaching up.
The leaves scan skyward.

Orange ixora blooms
Next to its yellow brothers.
Boquets of flowers.

Crepe myrtle fills in
Root system growing outward,
Conquering the yard.

Silverado sage
Graces gray upon the bed.
Raindrops turn purple.