Forget-Me-Not. The brilliant azure blue of forget-me-nots becomes a focal point in the spring shade garden. Pair with epimediums and foamflowers or let them provide a colorful contrast with hostas and ferns. Zones 3-8, depending on variety
Crabapples are small to mid-size trees that range in habit from low mounds to upright, column-shape, or weeping specimens: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/styles/fragrant-plant-favorites/?socsrc=bhgpin031414floweringcrabapple&page=14
Dahlias will forever be one of my favourite types of flowers.
My Nanny loved Batchelor Buttons, third year trying in Georgia! I think I may have found the right spot, and I have one that came back from last year!
photo by narelle sartain - Tulips are one of my favs...especially purple ones