Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Window Box

The soil mix is superb,
and the sun and shade divine.
My sage and basil flourish.
So, why can't I grow thyme?

For Open Link Night at dVerse

37 comments:

Kimolisa said...

This made me smile. Short and sweet.

Sioux said...

I wonder the same thing...

manicddaily said...

Ha. We actually have a yard full of thyme. It is quite beautiful when flowering but dangerous for bees! k.

Mary said...

Good question. I am just hoping I can grow basil again this year...don't know what to do with thyme. (Smiles)

Brian Miller said...

time sadly slips on beyond our reach...if only, you know...smiles.

RMP said...

I got a nice little chuckle from this one. maybe it just needs a bit more time...

aprille said...

Won't the wise man be able to tell you? Or Basil himself? Two out of three is not bad. And you can at least make pesto.

Fireblossom said...

Psssst. Big Snoop says, "grow melons!"

Grace said...

Short and divine MZ ~ Have a lovely day ~

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

This made me smile!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I felt like reading good poetry today so I slipped in here and fell into your wise words...I do love poetry Mama and feel it has meaning more than glossy magazine text....I will come back and keep reading your back pages. It is a soft place to fall here.

Helen said...

... this one struck every one of my fancies!!!!

ed pilolla said...

clever and fun.
i hope you are very well.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I'd be happy just to grow my sage. Loved this.

Myrna R. said...

Ha. This made me smile. I wish I could grow time too.

Shawn said...

Ahhhh Summer. I loved this. It will just take some time :)

RD said...

perhaps your thumb is not so green
or the garden not quite turned
I suggest you keep planting
and see what you have earned

Thanks Mama Z

Peace

Björn said...

Thyme grow like weed in my garden.. maybe your soil is just to good - smiles

thyme grows best neglected :-)

I always fail with peonies though.

Lorraine said...

LOL totally delicious!!!

Nico said...

Excellent word play--if you ever figure out how to grow thyme/time, let me know!

aka_andrea said...

love that little play on time. So much in so few words.

aka_andrea said...

love that little play on time. So much in so few words.

TALON said...

There is always something that finds our gardens obnoxious, Mama Zen. :)

Loved this!

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Steve King said...

Thyme has been good to me this year, though not so the tarragon. Your post, however, if filled with the right spice.

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Susan said...

That's the right question.
I actually grow basil and thyme inside, and the rest outside, but--compared to what you do--I have lots of time.

razzamadazzle said...

Very good question! Fun poem.

Truedessa said...

love it when you learn how to grow thyme please let me know as I would like to grow some as well..precious..

Kerry O'Connor said...

Good question!

henna ink said...

Spoken through the voice of a true sage. This is beautiful, lulling, and seductive. Also sad and longing for time and opportunity to refill your soil with different plants, perhaps. I was on the same page as Shay; I read the title to mean something suggestive at first. So melons would be apropos. :)

rumoursofrhyme said...

This had me chuckling out loud. The answer to your problem is that the soil is too rich; thyme grows best on poor and thin soils.

hedgewitch said...

At least you don't have too much thyme on your hands...

Jeff said...

It is a wonder, isn't it. Perhaps you've not given it enough time.

It's a jaunty piece and a cool write.

Cheers!

Beachanny said...

Just garnish your life with parsley and drink the elderberry wine. Thyme will take care of itself. Clever rhyme MZ

M. J. Joachim said...

lol - gardening woes at their best:)

my heart's love songs said...

thank you for the smile.

i'm happy you and your family were safe during the recent tornado!