Resplendent Abundance

delphinium crowns
the yarrow masses
flanked by seeding lily

The Queen’s Roadside Court

at her command
buttercup and thistle’s
pomp and circumstance

The Garden’s Royal Couple

monarchs without wings
the king and queen
of spring

Queen’s Court

in snow diamond crowns
the court of Queen Anne presides
beauty is their decree

Clematis, Her Majesty

queen of the flowering vines
reigns in robes of royal purple

Snow Queens

lacy queens patiently sit
for their still life portrait
by the pond


Noble in color, royal in birthright
Iris is the garden’s rainbow goddess.