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This is another of my all-time favorite, dependable California Native plants. It starts off forming this great cluster of evergreen arrow-shaped leaves and then up from the center pop these beautiful bright pink flowers. Another great wildlife plant for butterflies and hummingbirds. A big bonus is the wonderful smell of the leaves (which you can dry and use in tea). When Cassie rubs up against it and comes back in the house it is like she has taken a bath in native perfume. I have it all over the yard and it can spread to its heart's content around here.

Hummingbird Sage

napping place for dog
double decker jester stick
eau de dog no more

--- Susan Taylor Brown
      April 29, 2009

@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2009

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April 30th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
I've fallen in love with the plant and with the line "double decker jester stick". Perfect!
May 1st, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
Thanks! I need to revise so the rest of the poem matches up to that line which I love!
April 30th, 2009 12:41 pm (UTC)
That's a gorgeous plant! I particularly like its color.

Years ago, the favorite spot for my older cat was my herb garden. He loved the various plants and would wind and weave his way through them, brushing up against every one. He would come in redolent of mint, dill, and thyme. It was much easier to fall asleep when he curled up beside me.
May 1st, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Oh I bet that smelled good!
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

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