A garden is a community of living, breathing organisms, each with its own characteristics and personalities. Some are native and others trace their origins to far away lands. Some are showy divas and others prefer to be part of the chorus line. Some are self-contained and others spread like they have no personal space. Some are eager to kickstart the growing season and others are late bloomers, biding their time. These paintings feature plants cut from the garden and simply arranged and displayed in recycled jars, so that their uniqueness can shine. These are not STILL lifes.