The mallow family gives us the hibiscus.
The twisted multi-trunk branches sprout
pink/orange layers & pistils yellowed
with pollen that brew a wonderful tea.
They need heavy feeding for the flowers
to last longer than a few days.
Born to die fast or be consumed.  

Nasturtium can be eaten.
The brightly colored jewel mix
of flowers leaves a peppery
taste on the tongue.
I can’t nuture them, to flourish
seedlings need 6+ hours of sun a day.
I just can’t carry that much brightness.