Becketwood Cooperative
An Active, Independent 55+ Community of Owners in Minneapolis

Ode to Barbara White

by Shirley Dahlgren, Becketwood Member 

She of the

  • botanical magic
  • meticulous snipping and clipping
  • boisterous buds, twigs and fronds
  • creative blossom matchmaking
  • sassy stems, sensuous petals
  • unexpected containers
  • dramatic color palettes
  • generous, modest gifting of time and talent

We of this realm of Becketwood are smitten, amazed (yea, gobsmacked) by the splashes of beauty, and in homage we say, All hail, Barbara, our Queen of the May, and (may we be forgiven), Rule, Botanica!

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  • Peggy Ryden September 22, 2019, 11:20 am

    Thank you Shirley for celebrating Barbara. The arrangements range from playful gatherings (with turkey feathers) to sophisticated masterpieces. The flowers always beg a lingering moment as we travel the “Main Street” at Becketwood.

  • Elaine Churchill October 15, 2019, 6:13 pm

    Yes, I, for one, really enjoy Barb’s talent. Thanks for sharing.