Once the perennials start pushing through the ground in spring, I sometimes can’t recall what is growing where. I spent nearly 30 years living in Florida where plants don’t have to hibernate over winter. Now I’ve had to adjust to not seeing my yard and gardens for months at a time.
Even though I leave the tags near the plant when they are planted, the tags don’t always last. Some of the larger perennials, like the hydrangeas and peonies are easy to identify. I also know where the rhododendrons are as they don’t die back. They are just chewed to nubs by the deer. This year I discovered that deer eat lilacs too. We’ve had a hard winter. I can’t be too mad at them for needing to eat. I just wish they’d eat plants in another yard and leave mine alone!
I’ve taken some recent photos of the perennials growing this Spring as a reminder of what’s growing where. It’s a plant identification guide for myself. Maybe they will help you name some in your yard as well.
I took these photos May 3, 2015. I live in southwestern New Hampshire.