If I had bought or started plants and planted at the right time, Purple pansies would be again blooming in my garden as they did in 2004:
Purple tulips were a real show in March of 2004:
This year I planted orange tulips, in pots. Tulips require chilling and are treated as annuals here.
Purple Heart still grows at this corner, dormant for the winter now:
Cuttings of Persian Shield are in the greenhouse, as is the dark 'Black Magic' elephant ear. I've kept these plants going since 2005: