A Spring Garden in Northern Canada... Worth the wait!
The second flower is one I ordered from Brecks last fall, so this is its first spring in the garden. They are called Blue Grape Hyacinths, and according to Brecks they are extremely Hardy, naturalize well, and do well in any sun exposure. I have them at the front of my full/part sun perennial bed, and they're doing very well. Especially considering this is only their first year. The blue/purple colour is very striking, and is a nice contrast to the yellow Quail Daffodils in the same bed.
There are 2 blooms in the garden that I did not get pictures of. One is called Glory of the Snow, and the other is the Double Snowdrops. They both bloomed and then wilted before I had a chance to get pictures. Hopefully they'll last a little longer next year!