Some thoughtful friends gave me the book The Savage Garden - Cultivating Carnivorous Plants, and I am fascinated by the information it contains...
Plants that have flower spikes are useful as they provide vertical interest both in the gardens and in a vase.
Tradescantias are persistent plants-easy to grow that sow their seeds widely.
Many white flowers bloom in May, but the tiarella is one of the only ones to bloom so prettily in the shade.
It has many virtues, such as a spicy perfume, reliability, and rich colors.