The first things we can put out here is the pansy...which is really a "tuffy".
I have tulips everywhere. I find if I take pictures of the tulips this time of year, I can determine which colors to add to the beds in the fall when I plant bulbs. My other challenge is to stagger the blooming time. In this one bed, I have fuschia and cream colors early in the spring. By the time the purple and dark purple came out, the lighter colors were spent. This fall, I'll search for late blooming lighter colors.
Several years ago I planted the Prairie Flame Ornamental Crab....Love it's dark pink blossoms.
Help me out here, is this a Verbena shrub? It's THE most aromatic spicy smell in our yard.