This vintage poem titled April by K. Pyle tells the story of an eager gardener who worked all afternoon digging and planting flower seeds and roots of daffodil. While planting, the gardener imagined how lovely and admired his garden would be when the flowers grew. In the end, the gardener forgot about the roots and seeds he planted and the garden became choked with weeds.
The illustration to the left side of the poem includes a path to a wrought iron garden gate. A cluster of flowers, a sundial and a small bush decorate the path. Here is a black and white version of the page. The page is from the March 1891 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. Click on images to enlarge.
Perfect timing, this is so nice! I spent all day gardening myself, getting the yard ready to plant.
This is so true! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this neat poem and image! 🙂
Another lovely image saved! Thank you!