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

Pasque Flower

By Ingrid Stocking, Becketwood Member


I am the first sign of Spring

in Marnie’s garden.

She planted me many years ago.

Look for me.

I stand proudly in the front row.

You will know me by my feathery foliage

and color of Royal Purple.

Marauding grass plants

Slipped inside of me, planning to kill me off

But a garden steward

fought for me in a 2-hour battle

and here I am.

So say hello.


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  • Helen Gilbert May 18, 2021, 7:06 pm

    “Hello” to the garden steward who saved the flower! Thanks for pointing it out, I’ll look for it today.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2021, 8:13 pm

    Yea for thinking of the flowers!

    • Anonymous May 18, 2021, 9:31 pm

      Oh!! so lovely, Ingrid,…just like you, lover of beauty!

  • Linda Kusserow May 18, 2021, 10:39 pm

    Beautiful! And well worth the battle, Ingrid. Thank you.

  • judy May 19, 2021, 2:12 am

    That is such a lovey flower that I couldn’t name…now I know. Thanks.

  • Jane R.H. Johnson May 19, 2021, 2:16 pm

    Just lovely, Ingrid! Both the flower and the poem. And nice to remember Marnie, one of my Mom’s best friends at Becketwood.