Some favorites of GHI gardeners

Astilbe paired with a lacecap hydrangea.
Bleeding heart, blooming with grape hyacinth.
Wood poppy, a spring ephemeral, so it goes underground-only by summer.
The native Sensitive Fern (here with Liriope) pops up everywhere.
Hostas at Longwood Gardens.
Hosta with Hardy Geranium in bloom.
Lily of the Valley is spreads fast, is fragrant, and only covers the ground during the growing season.
Hellebores up close
Wild ginger, native to this region..
Ferns in the foreground are Japanese Painted and behind then, the evergreen Autumn Fern.