Hi! I rent a house with a lovely yard chock-full of blooming things. I have been busily adding and moving plants around (it was quite neglected the last few years before we moved in). But there are a few things I still can’t identify. I live in Ohio, in zone 6ish.
First one: Strappy leaves, tiny purplish buds starting to shoot up inside.
Second one: Mounded plants in front sunny bed – thought they were bee balm, but have a nicer clumping habit than most of the monarda I’ve grown in the past. Long, slightly fuzzy leaves. Small purplish blue, thistle-ish looking buds coming in now.
Number one is bluebells. I can’t tell from the photo whether they are Spanish (Hyacinthoides hispanica) or English (Hyacinthoides non-scripta). Spanish bluebells have wider leaves and the flowers have very little fragrance. English bluebell flowers droop and hang all to one side. They have a sweet scent.