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The beauty of the lavender petal is made all the more sweet for the greenness of the stem upon which they sail.

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The stems rise upward to carry their green flags aloft, to move in any breeze or wind, to keep leaf anchored to root. They are the green supports that make the natural artistry of the plant possible, yet there they stay in their unsung humble way.

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The stems rise with a slight wiggle, as if they were the threads of a calico cloth. Yet those sweet undulations make them all the more enchanting and they find their way into the light with dependable nonchalance.

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The green stems of the springtime have strengthened into a homespun brown, the wooden fibres lending an ability to grow ever taller toward the sun.

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What was once a fragile stem has become a mighty trunk, from newborn to a giant to last the ages.