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Re: Gold, Yellow, Weather

  • Subject: Re: Gold, Yellow, Weather
  • From: "Sandra Fain" <slfain@earthlink.net>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 17:8:23 -0600

I have to say when I read Glen Williams and Cordelia Holland, I feel like I am reading literature.  Beautiful way with words.  Thank you, both. Sandra
----- Original Message -----
To: hosta-open@hort.net
Sent: 4/26/2002 4:08:45 PM
Subject: Re: Gold, Yellow, Weather

Hi--I really enjoyed this posting.  Thanks for sending it in.
Hank Zumach
Stoddard, WI
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen Williams" <gw1944@vermontel.net>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 2:00 PM
Subject: Gold, Yellow, Weather
> I wish that early hosta enthusiasts had never chosen to use the word gold
> to describe the color of some hostas. It's a romantic myth. Hostas are
> yellow. Hostas are chartreuse. But, hostas are not gold.  With that said I
> was just wandering around in my garden as it was starting to hail. A few
> days ago we had an earthquake, 3 days ago snow and ice, and  I expect that
> Tennessee and Kansas are now sending tornadoes our way here in Vermont. I
> was wandering around in the hail because I thought I had better enjoy the
> hostas that had been foolish enough to unfurl, while I could.
> Five of the eight hostas I have, that are bravely confronting the current
> weather tantrums, are GOLD.  Four of these golds are merely  wonderful and
> two spectacular: H.'Longipes Ogan Amagi', and H. 'Pee Dee Gold Flash'
> (wonderful) and  H. 'Fire Island' , and H.'Mountain Sunrise' are
> spectacular.  There are others that will be great  too including  H. 'Sea
> Fire', but right now  they remain underground (smart).
> There is a poem by Robert Frost which covers the subject.
> Nature's first green is gold,
> Her hardest hue to hold.
> Her early leaf's a flower;
> But only so an hour.
> Then leaf subsides to leaf,
> So Eden sank to grief,
> So dawn goes down to day.
> Nothing gold can stay.
> Right now I am savoring his pessimism.
> "Get even, do good deeds.".
> Glen Williams
> 20 Dewey St.
> Springfield , Vermont
> 05156
> Tel: 802-885-2839
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