Lungwort (or Pulmonaria) is an early spring bloomer. It doesn't make a loud statement, it's one of those plants that you have to walk over to it and maybe even bend down a little to enjoy it. But you know, we can't all be flashy extroverts, now can we.
Next to the lungwort, see those ivy looking leaves? I'll give you a million dollars if you can correctly guess what that is. Of course, if I actually had a million dollars, you'd have to get in line, because I make statements like that all the time. So, you'd have to get in line behind my daughters, my students, and anyone else I've ever talked to. But anyway, do you remember my post from last October of the hardy cyclamen? It's the same plant, only now the flowers have died down and the leaves have stayed green all winter. In the heat of the summer, the leaves disappear and the plant goes dormant again until fall. I love quirky plants.