Friday, December 11, 2009

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - A Gardener's Version

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - A Gardener's Version
by Kate

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the yard,
Not a veggie was growing, not even the chard.
The trellis was strung by the green beans with care,
In hopes that an edible plant would grow there.

The chickens were nestled all snug in their nests,
While visions of pasta worms danced in their heads.
Farmer B with his light beer and I with my wine,
Had just settled down for some nice TV time.

When out in the garden I heard a big noise,
I leapt from the couch and tripped over some toys.
Away to the screen door in four seconds flat,
Flipped open the gate latch and tripped on the cat.

When what to my bloodshot eyes did appear,
But a master gardener with a new pair of shears.
He was pushing a wheelbarrow so heavy with plants,
That I started to do my best happy dance.

He was dressed all in green from his hat to his boots,
And his pants were all muddy with dirt from plant shoots.
A bundle of seedlings he had flung on his back,
And he looked for a place to begin the attack.

His trowel how it twinkled - his hoe was so shiny!
His spade was brand new - his gloves were so tiny!
His droll little mouth was drawn up in a smile,
As he worked with his tools in a whimsical style.

He spoke not a word as he started to plant,
And took out some seedlings that he could transplant.
He filled all the raised beds with veggies galore,
As I stood there watching from my screened back door.

And laying his shovel right next to his hoe,
I knew it was time for the gardener to go.
But I heard him exclaim as rolled out of sight,
Happy Gardening to all and to all a good night.


Erin said...

I can barely type I am in tears from laughing at the first couple of lines! Love it!

Stefaneener said...

Heeeee. Only if it were true!!

Kate and Crew said...

Stefaneener - you've just gotta BELIEVE, right? LOL

Kathryn said...

OMG, Kate, that was totally terrific!!! Happy holidays to you the crew. K (aka Mad Beach Maven)

Ali said...

Love it Kate! You're so clever!

Sue said...

How funny! I loved it.

Ribbit said...

HA! I know a few around here who plant their unused transplants in other's yards because they can't stand to throw them away.

She's usually in a tank, shorts, flops and a wide brim hat, however.

HA! My verification word is 'sawsin' If the above is a 'sin'...I'm in trouble.

Darla said...

I love this!!!

Daphne Gould said...

Do you think the magic master gardener could help me with my frozen soil? I think mine would have to build me a greenhouse. If I really believe do you think it will happen?

Kelly said...

Kate, you have some serious talent girl- thanks for bringing yet another chuckle to my day!

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