I get sucked in by the summer color. But the problem with the summer color is that it doesn't come back. So last year I splurged on some perennials. Here are a few that are coming back, showing me it was worth the extra expense.
My hydrangea bush. I am in love with hydrangeas. Those large globe blooms make me so happy. I just wish I had more on this bush so I could cut them and bring them in the house the entire blooming season.
Chocolate chip. I don't know where this got its name because it reminds me nothing of chocolate chips. However I love the little purple blooms I'm going to see very soon.
Some sort of ground cover? I can not remember what this is called, but I don't remember thinking it would come back, so this is a fun surprise!!!
My hosta. This is the star of the show. Its huge, has little maintenance, and I look forward to these little spiky things poking out of the ground every year. I have had problems with snails and grasshoppers eating it, but last year I threw some pennies in the soil to ward them off. It seemed to work.
I want to know whats growing in your flower beds that your excited to see this spring!