PLANT IT PINK GARDEN
The Plant It Pink Garden in Harbor Way Garden helps raise awareness for breast cancer and celebrates the brave women and men who have fought the disease. The plants in the garden bloom with pink flowers, reaching their peak during the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The following original poem was written by long-time Harbor Island Garden Club member Fran Russ for the Plant It Pink dedication in Oct. 2014.
DEPENDING ON THE PROPER ZONES
SOME TREES GROW APPLES
SOME GROW CONES.
BUT I'M DELIGHTED HERE TO SAY
A NEW TREE GROWS IN HARBOR WAY
IT SOUNDS ABSURD, FOR WHO WOULD THINK
THAT RIBBONS DANCING, SHINY PINK
COULD BE THE FRUIT OF THIS FINE TREE?
OH MERCY ME, HOW CAN IT BE?
CLUB MEMBERS, FINGERS SPORTING BLISTERS
TYING RIBBONS FOR THEIR SISTERS,
TRY TO SHOW THEM THAT WE CARE,
TOGETHER, MAKE THE WORLD AWARE.
WE GIRLS HAVE FOUGHT OUR FIGHTS BEFORE
AND NOT JUST ON THIS LITTLE SHORE,
THE MESSAGE HITS A SINGLE MARK
STARTING RIGHT HERE IN THE PARK.
AS ONE, WE'LL WIN THIS FIGHT, YOU BET.
FOR CANCER AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET.
Fran Russ, Harbor Island Garden Club