Hyacinths: so pretty, but rough on my allergies. I've only had them a few years, and their dark pink color always surprises me.
In a month or two, the lilac bush will bloom, and the bleeding hearts will show up. I'll also have to buy a flat (or two or three) of my favorite summer flower: pansies. Summer will also usher in the peonies, the daylilies, and the three clematis vines climbing the trellis.
Have you managed to balance your life? If you have any tips or tricks that work for you, please share them in the comments.