One of our best garden centres was having a customer appreciation day today, meaning 20% off on everything. I showed up at 9:30 a.m. and already both parking lots were full and the place was packed with gardeners. I bought some astilbes and some wood trillium and a bleeding heart. I'm meanwhile busy rehabilitating a garden overrun with lily-of-the-valley. I'm digging out the plants and moving them to another part of the garden, then adding new soil and replanting the garden. I somehow doubt I'll be able to eliminate it from this garden entirely, but I think I can slow it down some.