I have a section of my yard that I call the “NICU”.  This is where a plant is so sick or young it has to be quarantined until ready for the public eye.  It also serves as a nursing home for aging poinsettias.

Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate care-free, reliable plants that are native to my zone.  For example, a forsythia may not be”exotic”,  but it delivers without a lot of falderal.

Artist Susan Simons makes the simple sing with her adept use of color and form.

Exhibition, The Temple Arts Festival