June 7, 1943 - April 22, 2007
to a Gardeners Passing
lead me through her garden one spring morning;
To proudly show grape hyacinths breaking the ground.
Soon to be followed by narcissus, daffodils and iris;
Blossoms in her garden would soon abound.
uncovered and filled the garden fountain;
The splash of water filled the spring air.
Robins gathered at the nearby birdbath;
Cheerfully adding to the spring chorus so fair.
a leaf or twig would evade her;
She smiled on every creature and plant great and small.
For she saw great potential in the tiniest of things;
And with her gentle touch would nurture them all.
cherish those memories with my aunt in her garden;
Precious time too short with a kindred soul and dearest friend.
I find solace that shes returned to her garden;
I know someday well get to walk together there again.
in peace my beloved aunt.
May Babe keep you company at your side.
You will be sorely missed and always held closely in our hearts.
see you soon.
my love, Rob
of Phalaenopsis Bobbie Ann Cooper:
Phalaenopsis tetraspis and Phalaenopsis Malibu Imp 'Rob's Red'
is the third seedling that bloomed out. Very lovely patterning
and clear color. I expect the variety in this cross to be rather
interesting. I'll continue to post these as they bloom out.
It's been really fun watching these bloom out. There has been a great deal
of variety in this cross. I'll be remaking this cross in the future. Hopefully with an
improved Malibu Imp and the speciosa form of tetraspis.
Here are few more color variations:
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