Things are coming up in my inherited shady yard. One is a perennial that somehow looks familiar but I can't identify, and the second is a short suckering shrub with tiny little thorns (ouch!)
I actually got rid of the ditchlilies that everyone was so kind about identifying, my next door neighbor was thrilled to take at least 20 of my hostas, and a woman with a huge house by the river wants my lily of the valley. It's so nice to find someone who wants them, raher than throwing them in the trash.
Here is the plant and the shrub. Many thanks for any ideas (the previous owner doesn't know!!!)