Masses of tall, charming coneflowers and low, dainty larkspur blooms fill Sue Borton’s Collinwood front yard like a sea of vibrant, purple hues, with a teak dragon statue nestled within it all. It took more than 25 years for Borton to transform her garden from a cluster of six flowers into the luscious, self-sufficient garden it is today. “I’ve just always loved plants,” she said. “The people that [garden] love it, and our street has a lot of it.”
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The coronavirus pandemic drastically altered life over the last year and a half. Amidst fear and uncertainty, events were put on hold, meetings were halted, and interactions diminished. Now, as the weather warms and vaccines bring hope back to the communities, plans are being put into action. One example of this can be seen at 15517 Waterloo Road in Cleveland with The Blue Windmill project, a garden and performance area that will bring more life into the community.
Art Made in the Shutdown, a large, salon-style exhibition at the Worthington Yards in downtown Cleveland, began as a public call for entries to capture artists’ responses to the pandemic and soon garnered more than 120 responses.