Seemingly intimate with the ways of gardeners, Earle Birney in a poem about visiting for the first time Al Purdy's Ameliasburg (collected in Rag and Boneshop) supplies a horticultural image in touch with the growing process:

horsecrap-fattened peonies
And Mark Doty brought a singular poppy gathered from School of the Arts and pressed between the pages of Fire to Fire.
Pink fist.Iron frill.
Essential frippery.Fierce embroidery.
Core decor.Severe extravagance.
Lip of otherness.Evidence.

And a spray from Amy Lowell: "The evening primrose, comrade of the stars."

And so for day 1024