New Hosta 'Halcyon,' a blue cultivar I'm adding along the path beneath the Azara on the north side of the house. It will also serve as a transition into the woodland garden. My research showed this is slow to reach its full potential of a 3 foot spread, but once there it's great at crowding out weeds!
Fat buds on the oriental poppies are ready to burst. These are vibrant orange flowers that each year fill the front border more and more as I let them take over, along with the lupine. This year the plants are at least 24 inches tall.
Trillium sessile finally planted after the poor thing started sprouting in the bag it came home in. Not sure if I'll get a flower this season but the mottled leaves are enough to keep me happy. I'm a bit disturbed to learn that this plant, also known as toadshade, is listed as endangered in New York and threatened in Michigan, according to the USDA. Does this mean it was a no-no to sell/buy it? Can anyone please enlighten me?