19 August – Surprise bouquets

Down in the garden, in the raised veg beds,
some unexpected blooms are raising their heads.
A florist would look blank if you asked for them there
– in fact that would be quite a fun little dare!
But trust me, they’re beautiful despite their progeny,
these new Charlotte blossoms, shining fine for me.
Paper white petals with a yellow trumpet heart,
perhaps it’s time potato flowers got to play their part
in the bouquets we choose, arrange and display,
why disqualify them because of their humble name?!