I didn't think I would care for the ferns so much but I love how much vibrant green they add to the yard.
I am (impatiently) waiting for all of our peonies to pop out. They are one of my very favorite flowers and we hit the jackpot with a bunch of plants already here when we moved in.
I've been following The Artful Parent on Facebook for a little while now and she recently put up this post about setting up a kid friendly backyard. It gave me tons of inspiration on what I hope to do in our backyard to make it a little oasis. Can't wait to get started on it! Check out her blog as there are tons of great ideas of things to do with kiddos.