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

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

Clematis, Her Majesty

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queen of the flowering vines
reigns in robes of royal purple

Snow Queens

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

Fleur-de-lis


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