I've still been taking photos and I think this will really help as the season moves on, and to plan for next year. I can already see beds where spring interest is lacking.
-- Sedum, pulmonaria (both darker and lighter foliage). A fern and hosta. The impatiens I planted here last year were nice filler as the grass grew bigger (the main focal point).
Fence Garden:-- Slow to emerge ... Out are the astilbes, brunnera, & pulmonaria. The hosta here is a slower emerging one. One of the heuchera's died. In the back I added the dwarf oakleaf hydrgangea from the Arboretum.
Southwest Garden:-- Groundcover of lamium, daylillies, pulmonaria, virginia bluebells, tulips, phlox. Astilbes and hostas in the back hang our with the baby Pagoda Dogwood.
-- The ajuga is in full bloom.
-- The 1st half looks great -- pulmonaria, hostas, lilly of the valley battling with vinca, some daylillies, coral bells, irises, and tulips. Here I also planted my new double stuff echinicea.
--The 2nd half - by the newly planted korean lilac - has to get a makeover.