My son Jon, the would-be horticulturalist, dropped by today to plant three new additions to my front garden, all helleniums (hellenia?). Jon is major fan of the hellenium, a beautiful and versatile perennial. He had me plant several last year, and they turned out great -- for instance, here was how one of them looked mid-summer 2015:
Thanks, Jon.... Looking forward to seeing how this year's bunch turn out. Try the hellenium, readers, if you can find any! It's spring!