Pesticide Free Garden

Lyrics by: Mary Lavery
Gaggle: Kingston
Tune: English Country Garden

How many kinds of wild flowers grow
In a pesticide-free gar-den?
We’ll tell you now of some that we know
Those we miss you’ll surely par-don.
Chicory and strawberry, buttercups and dais-y,
Queen Anne’s Lace and Creeping Charlie
Make a rainbow of color all through the year
In a pesticide-free gar-den.

How many kinds of grass can you spy
In a pesticide-free gar-den
With roots reaching deep and blades growing high,
In a pesticide-free gar-den?
Timothy, Kentucky Blue, Bent and Rye and Fes-cue,
Indian and Blue Stem, Sweet Vernal too,
With clover in the seed to help meet every need
In a pesticide free gar-den.

How many kinds of creatures will come
To a pesticide-free gar-den?
With a trill and a squawk, a whirr and a hum
In a pesticide-free gar-den.
Bumblebees and butterflies, ladybugs and dragonflies,
Warblers and grosbeaks, robins, chickadees
Cedar waxwings and bluejays, cardinals and wrens
They will love your healthy gar-den.

What will it take for all of us to make
Our own pesticide-free gar-den.
If we can see we’ve made a big mistake
We-ll be asking nature’s par-don.
Find another safer way, to make a place for kids to play,
Working and waiting, welcoming the day,
When we all can delight in the sounds and the sights
Of a pesticide-free gar-den!