This is our first spring at this location. While there are a lot of shrubs and trees, there are very few perennials planted here (5 poppy plants, a smattering of primula and a peony). Perennials are a marker of spring for me, helping me judge time as things emerge. In fact, I thought spring was late because nothing was coming up, but that was because there were no bulbs or perennials IN the beds here.
I love perennial plants, so I have been working on getting the gardens filled with some of my favourites.