As an aside, last year around this time I planted a mess of columbine, astilbe, and hostas in this garden. They grew, but not very enthusiastically. I'm blaming the daylillies.
By the end of the day, it turned cooler and rainy. This was my office view of the shade garden.
While Dave and Mom and I were in the hospital (they kept me overnight), we watched Julie and Julia on the hospital's movie channel. You know, the one about Julia Child? So then we watched some youtube of Julia Child's actual TV show, The French Chef. And Mom turned around on our rainy afternoon and made us this:
And I've made a terrible, terrible discovery. Terrible. Did you know...ebay has hundreds of thousands of seed and plant dealers??? I found bareroot trillium. I've been looking for trillium ever since I moved here! It's a humble forest wildflower, but very difficult to find, apparently. Well, I found it. On ebay. Guess what's going in my shade garden as soon as it arrives?!