Sunday, December 15, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside part 2

In the second installment of winter succulent hibernation let's have some fun!

Twas the Night Before Freezing


Twas the night before Freezing when all through the house.  
Every creature was stirring even Stan, Candy and Scout.
The plastic was hung from the greenhouse with care
In the hopes that freezing weather does not come to bear.

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The succulents were nestled all snug in their spaces
while plants to propagate were put in special places.
With Stan in his cutoffs and me in my capri’s
We worked long and worked hard to clean up debris

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When out in the garage there arose such a clatter
I ran from the backyard to see what was the matter..
I found Stan setting up tables in two different spots
My plants will be happy cause I sure have lots


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The Moon on the breast on the new fallen frost
Made things sparkle and twinkle, sure hope all is not lost
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But the thermometer dropping, it gave me great fear

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When out of the cold came my husband Stan
With many a frost cloth clutched tight in his hands
We covered each planter before the frost came
And we wished them all luck as we called them by name.

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Now Kalanchoes! Now Semps! Now Graptos & Echeverias!
Go Aloes! Go Sedums! Go Pachys & Sedeverias!
To the edge of the house, all the way to the lawn,
We bid you good night until the next dawn

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To all my Succulent buddies keep your succulents toasty,
and remember from Sweetstuff that I love you the mosty!

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I hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday Season! And remember:

It's Another Beautiful Day!

5 comments:

Mark and Gaz said...

Seeing your succulents grouped together and some wrapped up actually looks rather calming to the eyes. Winter succulent snuggles :)

Julie said...

Oh Candace Suter! A poet laureate! This just gave me the best Christmas gift ever!

danger garden said...

That was great fun, thank you! And yes...you do have a lot! Hope they all are doing okay.

southeastsucculents.com said...

Loved the poem Candace...Happy Holidays! Kurt

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Thanks you all! It was a fun Christmas thing!