Betsy Cory, long-time CNPS member was inspired by our recent post to write this:
O lovely Ceanothus, how your blooms inspire me,
In pristine white and glowing blue you bloom most gracefully.
But seventeen taxa, really! That for me’s too great a strain.
I’m a gardener, not a botanist, and it taxes my brain
Call a taxi, hail a tugboat, bring a gurney out for me
For I must leave before suffering a nerve cataxtrophe.
One taxon I can handle, maybe two or even three.
But attacks-on my memory won’t help me learn much botany.
I’ll just look upon the landscape, at all the taxa I don’t know.
But of this I’m sure, all native plants are fantaxtic to grow!
Betsy put some nice puns in there - did you find them all? Post comments with your count of how many....