For this post I'm showing the plants two ways: up close to enjoy the details and from a short distance to show how they are used in the garden.
Native green and gold (Chrysoganum) is an excellent ground cover for dry shade.
It grows under columbine at the edge of the patio. I just planted it last fall so it's still small.
I just love how only one flower is pink while the rest are purple.
'The President' clematis has recovered from wilt and is feeling much better.
'The President' clematis
The bleeding heart continues its outward sprawl and has started its annual invasion of the heuchera.
Wood anemonies grow between the sarcocca and the bleeding heart.
Rutgers hybrid 'Stellar Pink' dogwood
More daffodils have pushed up and begun to bloom.
Lucy watches the neighborhood through a window flanked by 'Miss Kim' lilacs and a massive viburnum trilobum.
American Cranberry bush (Viburnum trilobum) has white lace cap flowers in the spring and fabulous fall foliage.
This picture isn't the greatest! The viburnum was planted way too close to the house (oops!) and is underplanted with yellowroot. A 'Miss Kim' lilac grows to the right. I recently added two rows of fragrant day lilies to the area in front of the lilac.
Southeastern native clematis crispa grows along the fence.
It's flowers remind me of an octopus!
False Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum) is my new favorite plant!
I added it to several areas of the garden including the Bed of Death and Misery. I redesigned this bed last fall and I'm hoping it will earn a new nickname!
False Solomon's Seal, aster ericoides, variegated sedum, northern sea oats grass (very back), coreopsis 'Sunshine Superman' (self-seeded), chives, chrysoganum, and amsonia fill out the new design. Blue stem solidago grows to the back right.
Hosta I can't remember the name of.
The river birch garden
Cowslip primroses - one of my favorite spring flowers.
Cowlsip and self-seeded wood poppies grow near a dwarf sweetspire 'Little Henry'. Everybody, including the dogs, kept using this area as a short cut so I added a stepping stone to eliminate plant damage.