The front yard garden in June is looking green and lush.
Gone are the tulips and creeping phlox of May.
Instead we are playing a waiting game until the next rounds of perennials start to bloom.
Thankfully the lady's mantel starts to bloom to add a contrasting green color to the mix.
But my love this time of year is the snow on the mountain that I have mass planted under the tree. It's taken a couple years for it to fill in the area I wanted to cover but now it's looking amazing.
To me, it steals the show this time of year.
Always a big fan of this tough little plant I was first drawn to it by it's variegated leaves and how bright it made a shade spot look in my mothers garden.
Then I started growing some of my own and soon discovered just how fabulous it really is.
They come up early in spring, have a great spreading habit, and quickly cover up the bare ground.
The best thing about this plant is their ability to take a trampling my kids and dog. They spring back within a day or two.
Also, come early August when everything here in Minnesota is looking a little crispy a simple haircut with make them bounce right back.
They even get these sweet little flowers on them that remind me so much of Queen Anne's Lace (the weed that grows crazy along our roadways-which I have a habit of picking every year then running off like I did something wrong)
How about you?
Which show stopper in your garden is giving you joy today?