Fothergilla is a spring-blooming shrub with very unusual blossoms (shown here). It grows well in both shade and sun, and is sure to get comments and compliments.
The best way to have a garden that doesn’t look like every other one on the block is to incorporate a wide variety of less-common shrubbery. Here’s one to consider. Kerria is blooming now with its stunning yellow golden blossoms. And would you believe it — this is a shade loving shrub!