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.