Astilbe: I planted this in our last house--it's super easy to grow and I love the feathery plumes.
Phlox: I also had this one growing in our last house...gorgeous purple blooms, end of summer.
Coral Bells: This is a shade loving plant which I'll put against the house in a shady spot.
Purple Cone flower: Another easy perennial that grows all over New England.
Pincushion Flower: I never tried this plant but I love to incorporate blues and purples so I'll give it a try.
Sedem: A no-brainer--so easy to grow.
Well, they are just going to have to wait until next summer because here's what our yard looks like now.
We we told we need to install a curtain drain to control the flow of water that's coming from a sloped yard.
The things you learn when you move into a new house...