Friday, May 6, 2011


It's unfurling its infernal antenna!
Soon the seeds will be everywhere
They will land and sprout
and all will become rhubarb.

(this is not my real poem. just a test to make sure the Linky thingy works)


steven said...

keep your windows closed nancy. steven

Helen said...

I respectfully disagree ~~~ this is a REAL poem!

Bagman and Butler said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date on the rhubarb. My anxiety level regarding the rhubarb invasion increases daily!

jabblog said...

I didn't know rhubarb was invasive. I thought the buckets were placed over it to 'force' it;-)

NanU said...

I'm just making fun of it because I'm not a big fan of rhubarb and its phoenix-like rise from winter-nothingness was quite impressive. It's not as if I encouraged it at all. The root base becomes larger each year, adding three or four inches around the periphery. If the patch is about 2x3 feet (of dirt, the leaves cover about 4x6), next year it'll be 2 and a half by 3 and a half.

Titus said...

Aaargh! It's invaded Scotland too!

Peter Goulding said...

Happy birthday, rhubarb. May you have many more.

MuseSwings said...

My grandmother called it the spring tonic. I guess I ate it because it was there. I didn't know it was invasive. It's a rare commodity here in Florida.