Revising the 12 Days of Christmas

This tale was originally published by Loret T. Setters on  December 13, 2012 at the defunct national blog nativeplantwildlifegarden[dot]com. Click the date to view reader comments.

It’s holiday time.  Suppose you were given the task of rewriting words to the tune of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” based on what you found in your native plant garden? Here’s a look at my place:

Twelve Days of Christmas  A Native Plant Garden

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve DrummersWoodpeckers Drumming

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Eleven Pipers Pipeworts Piping

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Ten Lords-a-Grassfrogs Leaping

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Nine LADYbugs Dancing

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Eight merMAIDweeds-a-Milking

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Seven Swans-Anhingas-a-Swimming

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Six GeeseVariegated Butterflies-a-Laying

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Five GoldenRodsRings

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Four CollyHungryBirds

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Three FrenchPartHENocissus quinquefolia

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Two TurtleMourning Doves

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And a Partridge Pea in a Native Gardenin a Pear Tree.

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Peace, Green Living and Native Plants to you all at this holiday time.

This tree is actually Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium)
This tree is actually Dogfennel (Eupatorium capillifolium)
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