It’s possible to have colorful shade gardens that have a continual sequence of bloom.
May, in my Midwestern garden, is when a lot of creeping plants bloom.
Your summer and fall gardens will reflect your April efforts. This is our time to move things while they are still small.
While bulbs provide a lot of flower power in Spring, it is best to accompany them with herbaceous perennials that will outlast bulb foliage.