I've mowed our little yard twice and feel thankful to need to do this chore.
This weekend I went to the IMA Perennial Plant Sale at our art museum. The grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of my very favorite places. Each year they bring in perennials and have a weekend event to raise money for the museum. (The awesome list of plants is here. The only plant I wanted that they didn't have from the list was the Phlox paniculata Mystic Green.) The sale is very busy and very well organized, and they always have interesting perennials I wouldn't find at a big box gardening store.
I came home with some gorgeous plants. Most of them are still small and not blooming, but I can show you pictures from the magic of the Internet that will show what they hopefully will become.
These are a few plants I bought.
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' image from here
Echinacea 'Pink Poodle' image from here
Linum Perenne 'Blue Sapphire' image from here
I also bought another Heuchera, and a couple wild gingers, an impulse green Rudbeckia, and...
I planted them yesterday and it rained last night. That always feels like a gift from the Universe, a blessing to welcome the plants to their new home.
knit in Valley Yarns 2/10 Merino Tencel (Colrain lace) in Grey Blue