Don’t Wait till the Flowers are Gone 莫待無花

When I neglect to go into the garden for a day or two, I dread to find sad wrinkly faces, full of reproach.  Yet more often than not, I am greeted with their best poses,  vying for the ‘eye of heaven’ or mine, and smiling even in the rain.  That’s why I try to go into the garden everyday.

‘Full many a flower is born to blush unseen

And waste its sweetness on the desert air’

Thomas Gray

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So many blooms are seasonal and their appearance fleeting. Zygocactus (Schlumbergera) above and orchids below.  Most of my orchids are hanging on my fig tree which gives them shade from the fiercest summer sun but lets in the winter light.

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About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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6 Responses to Don’t Wait till the Flowers are Gone 莫待無花

  1. taphian says:

    such a wonderful garden with a lot of beautiful flowers, dear Mary. You certainly have a better climate than we have. I could never grow orchids outside.

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  2. Cloud Walker says:

    Enchanting photography

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