dVerse — OLN 291 — Spring slimverse series 042821

pear blossoms resized 042921
Pear blossoms 042821

I’m frilly,
perched with my
sisters — songs
for the bees.

helleborus transplanted to side of house resized 042921
helleborus, transplanted from under evergreens to north side of the house on 042821

Beauty taunts,
but beware:
she can take
your liver.

rhubarb resized 042921
rhubarb before watering 042821

Leaves too grand
for compost;
stalks so good –
yummy pie!

small violet in grass resized 042921
wild violet in the grass under the pear tree 042821

Shrinking, I
hide in grass
but smile for
cameras.

Note:  if you click on the link to the photos it will take you to a larger image of each.

Mish is today’s host for dVerse’ Open Link Night.

57 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for the display of your garden. I didn’t know that Hellebores could cost me a liver.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You’re welcome. Every part of the helleborus is toxic, and some parts if ingested can cause organ failure.

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  2. robtkistner says:

    Fascinating write, a botanical journey Liss.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Rob. Plants are my friends (except for poison ivy!)

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  3. Thank you for passing these through your flora translator.
    I looked up helleborus, and Wiki has a fantastic historic drawing of it. I love when I can stumble on an image like that.

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Oh WOW! 724 pages of them. What a great find, Ken. Thank you for passing them on 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You know, I love those historic drawings also. The colorings and the letterings especially.

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  4. ‘Leaves too grand for compost; stalks so good – yummy pie!’
    They really are gorgeous leaves!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Gia, last year this plant put up a flower stalk. So far no sign of it this year.
      https://tao-talk.com/2020/05/21/dverse-natamo-showy-strangers/

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      1. Beautiful! it kind of looks like a massive berry that hasn’t quite ripened yet. 😋

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  5. Sadje says:

    Lovely pictures. You’ve a thriving garden

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you. Small gems, each one appreciated ❤

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      1. Sadje says:

        Indeed. Grown with love.

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  6. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    I adore your “slimverses”. Years ago on Twitter, a bunch of us did six-word poems, and at one point, I was posting my own photography, and for each one (times hundreds) I wrote a slimverse. Great minds, right?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You make me love slimverse all the more with that knowledge, Glenn. JIM got me started on them. Was he one of your group? They are perfect for a thoughtbyte with a photo, I agree!

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  7. Carol anne says:

    I love the lines about the violet and the rhubarb! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed them, thank you 🙂

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  8. Grace says:

    They are lovely blooms specially the pear blossoms. Didn’t know that helleborus was that dangerous.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Grace. For humans and for pets!

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  9. calmkate says:

    oh my your garden is thriving, you have a green thumb … a slice of pie please 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Kate 🙂 I may even have enough stalks this year to make a pie.

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      1. calmkate says:

        yea, I buy mine from the farmers market, yum!

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  10. merrildsmith says:

    This was a lovely journey through your garden. I think I liked the last one best. Maybe. 😀

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 So glad you enjoyed the journey, Merril, thanks!

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome, Lisa.

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  11. scotthastiepoet says:

    Think we’ve all learn something tonight – thank so much for your brightness and creativity

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Scott, thank you very much for reading and your kind comment.

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  12. Raivenne says:

    Lovely, lovely tour of your garden! Such pretty words, and I giggled at the warning for my liver considering I’m sipping wine as I read and comment.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      LOL so funny about the wine 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the tour, Raivenne.

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  13. kaykuala h says:

    hide in grass
    but smile for
    cameras.

    How nice of the flowers to be so inviting and so friendly. It gives a nice feeling, Jade!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      So glad you enjoyed the poem, Hank 🙂

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  14. Mish says:

    Thanks for the garden tour! The descriptions were lovely. I like that you gave a little spotlight to those pretty violets.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My pleasure, Mish!

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  15. rothpoetry says:

    I like your flower personifications Lisa. Spring blossoms are wonderful! I have a slice of that good rhubarb pie! :>)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 I’ll give you a virtual slice once I make it.

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      1. rothpoetry says:

        Don’t forget the vanilla ice cream on top!! Yum!!

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  16. Please don’t take my liver!

    What a severe flower.

    A fresh collection.

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  17. What a lovely walk through your garden! Thanks for sharing! 🌸

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My pleasure, Tricia 🙂

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  18. Very lovely verses! Thanks for sharing your flowers with us.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Silver! My pleasure.

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  19. Ingrid says:

    It looks like your garden has sprung to life! I saw some wild helleborus a few weeks back but they hadn’t flowered yet – I read up on them and learned they are very poisonous!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Their blossoms are SO beautiful, but I had no idea they were poisonous until after I bought this one. I did learn that deer won’t go near them, so I transplanted this one to the corner of the house where the deer have taken to nibbling my hosta. We’ll see if it deters them 🙂

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  20. memadtwo says:

    I love the last one especially. (K)

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  21. writingwhatnots says:

    Lovely photos and verse – a real Spring serving of 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  22. Vivi says:

    Beauty 😍 They are amazing!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Vivi 🙂

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  23. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Awesome Lisa! I just went with Jennifer to get some flowers for her to plant.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Cool. What kinds did you get? It’s still threatening frost here so have to hold off for a bit.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        She got geraniums and other flowers… she also purchased a lot of herbs for an herb garden… my mission this year is to transplant some wild honeysuckle and place it with the vines on our fence… I want them solid where you cannot see through the fence…
        So this year I’m trying to step up with that…. I usually leave it to her.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I love geraniums! They have so many pretty colors and their leaves are beautiful. Herbs are always fun to grow. I took cuttings off of my rosemary plant (more a shrub now) and put them in water. They rooted right away and I planted them in the fall. I took the new plant over to my son on Sunday. He likes rosemary with his potatoes. Glad you have a plan for transplanting. Honeysuckle smells so good. I’ve only seen it growing wild. Good plan for turning your fence into a barrier from prying eyes.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I love that smell and I’ve googled it…people do transplant it successfully…that is all I needed to know. The bees won’t be fun but to smell that when you walk out the door will be nice.

            She got herbs like I said but also something about a kind of tea you can make with the roots of something…ok…I wasn’t paying attention to that part lol.

            I like rosemary also…I’m looking forward to it.

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