Neglected for three seasons, yet not a tone of hurt judgment amongst them.
And do they ever give you worry about Japanese beetles? No.
It’s in their nature to thrive where potted, spreading out their gregarious charm if only you take notice.
Some are a bit delicate, but on days when your book still hasn’t hit the best seller lists yet, they remind you with their many near-death experiences not to give up.
And on a rainy, mucky, slippery day they’re a salve.