Garden Photos

2012        2011




                 Two Poems by Agnes Leong

A Sunflower Poem

Agnes is a longtime volunteer with the Gardens of Silver Springs. Besides maintaining the spectacular Sunflower Garden located adjacent to the Wall Garden, she also spends her winters painting and restoring the many garden signs that adorn the various flower beds and specialty gardens.

She was recently inspired by the muse of poetry and she wrote the following poem about one of the passions in her life - sunflowers.

Enjoy! And be sure to click on pictures for bigger view.


Pretty Sunflowers

Collage by Agnes Leong


Hello pretty sunflowers by the wall.
Blooming brightly from summer to fall.


Always warm, happy, and standing tall.
Beaming with cheer for one and all.




All I know is to share the life I live

And I live by looking upwards to the sky,
Seeking to find the Light of Lights

The One, the Only,


Photos by Brenda Forsey



    Ladybugs      by Agnes Leong

Ladybugs, ladybugs,
Tiny tiny ladybugs
Walk like a lady
Eat like a Bug.

Ladybugs, ladybugs,
Look like beetles
Named Ladybird beetles
Fascinating ladybugs.

Ladybugs, ladybugs,
Flashy red in color
With spotted black dots
Handsome ladybugs.

Ladybugs, ladybugs,
Tiny alligator-like larvae
In orange spotted blue color
Strange, strange ladybugs.

Ladybugs, ladybugs,
consume all aphids
and all soft pesky bugs,
Fearless ladybugs.

Ladybugs, ladybugs,
Friends of plants and flowers
Total joy for gardeners and farmers,
Helpful ladybugs.


Ladybugs, ladybugs,
What a Treasure!
Wonderful gift from Nature,
Loveable ladybugs.