This week, the plant i'm in love with is Black Lace Elderberry with its creamy pink flowers.
A few years ago, i gave up gardening on one of my hillside gardens. Of course, i didn't exactly give it up altogether. I planted shrubs, so i could let the understory do whatever it wants.
I placed the dark burgundy foliage of Black Lace next to the chartreuse foliage of physocarpus, aka nine-bark. The effect is spectacular. And i don't have to do anything. I'm not weeding in there.
This is the benefit of renunciation. In this case, less gardening is more pleasure. Beautiful.