What has to be considered in planning these displays? Timing: bloom time (early, mid and late). Color: Bright colors with dark, hot colors with cool, echo colors. Size: Arrange heights for best advantage at bloom time.
Foxglove - An old-fashioned favorite, foxglove features tall spikes of bell-shaped flowers. Not only is it elegant, but foxglove is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Foxglove is also known for its resistance to pests and diseases. So if you want to increase your garden’s pest resistance, try planting foxglove along the borders.
20 Fabulous Bulbs to Plant in the Fall for Spring Blooms/ I planted 50 Surprise Lilies (not a Spring bloomer) about 2 years ago and now have at least 63 sprouts scattered all over my garden. Will have to dig some up and spread the wealth around.