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Perennials in May:
Grape Hyacinth (Muscari)
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
with Azalea backdrop
Volunteer white violets (Viola canadensis)
Red Trillium/Butcher's blood (Trillium recurvatum)
Clematis armandii Snowdrift.
I didn't think that a clematis bloomed so early in spring. I made the trellis out of a deceased juniper with hand-tied Japanese knots.
Celandine (wood) poppies (Stylophorum diphyllum).
Wood poppies seed themselves but politely so.
Woodland phlox (divaricata).
Sweet scented groundcover for shaded, moist areas. The darker one in back is Blue Moon Woodland Phlox
Sweet woodruff (galium odoratum).
Lovely for part sun or full shade
Hosta (white feather?)
Rather strange, and I refer to it as a ghost as it is colorless until midsummer.
Wild white geranium (maculatum).
Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Native plant that surprises you where/when it appears in spring.
Fern leaf peony (Paeonia tenuifolia)
Newly (trans) planted trillium from Cousin Butch's forest
near the Apple River
Blue star or Amsonia (Amsonia tabernaemontana)
Makes a nice butterfly-friendly dear resistant hedge. Lovely golden fall color; one of my favorites.
Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa), over 20 years old.
Bleeding heart (dicentra alba)
Old-Fashioned pink Bleeding Heart
Backdrop of Pink Poppet Weigela (Weigela florida 'Plangen')