As champions of bright and bold gardening you might wonder why we lean towards lily of the valley, plants that produce little arching stems of white bells. Sweet. Demure. It’s simple – every show needs cast members who support the overall production. All players can't be flashy, over-the-top stars. Lily of the valley creates a stellar chorus with short, trim leaves and fabulously fragrant flowers in March and April when noses have long been starved for scent. These gently spreading plants colonize with rhizomatous stems and are happy even with the shady north side of the house. Why wouldn’t you find a spot for undemanding plants capable of lifting spirits with a mere inhale?