Zones Lavender does best in full sun and deep, well drained soil. In rich or wet soils plants become sappy, non-fragrant, and are prone to frost. spacing is best, but lavender is a great container plant as well.
Fern Leaf Peony - I love the ants on the opening bud. They are attracted to the nectar and will leave when the flower is fully open. Contrary to an old myth, ants are not required for the plant to bloom.
Magical, Lily of the Valley, Russian Federation photo via john.White chorale bells upon a slender stalk, lily of the valley deck my garden walk; oh don't you wish that you could hear them ring, that will happen only when the fairies sing.