In Remembrance . . .

r. Queen Elizabeth, a grandiflora c. 1953
Rosemary offficinalis

“Rosemary for Remembrance”

Sprig of Myrtle

Ancient symbol of happy marriage

English Oak

Strength of love

These are among the foliage, herbs, and late summer flowers featured in the spray spread on top of the casket of Queen Elizabeth II, several of which had been cut from the gardens of the various royal residences.


Celebrating just over fifty years of holy matrimony, I am blessed to be a mother of two and grandmother of seven. Much of my writing speaks to the culture and tradition of the Deep South, where I spent the first thirty-five years of my life before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. As a poet and essayist, I’ve published both online and in print media. I launched this INVITATION TO THE GARDEN blog the summer of 2017 on I look forward to hearing your stories, too!

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