A little know, at least to me and little used flowering shrub is the deutzia. There are two Deutzia × elegantissima 'Pink PomPom' shrubs blooming with the two white spirea right now. They are all putting on a good show this year.
This is 'Pink PomPom' up close.
Last fall a new Deutzia 'Magicien' was bought and planted. It survived being deer nibbled and stomped and a winter of heavy snowpack to enter its first spring with a heavy flush of growth and a fair amount of bloom on the older wood. I like this one better.
The deer stomping also seems to have planted a lower branch that has rooted to form a new plant. I think its mine now.
I have not looked yet to see if there are any keiki around the Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound' (best guess), but simple layering looks to be an excellent way for me to propagate shrubberies in the absence of a greenhouse or coldframe that can provide the warmer temperatures needed for rooting cuttings.
I will be needing shrubs to help define the space in the garden to be. In the wild cultivated garden there are not garden rooms or spaces so much as there are environments where certain plants will grow.
Sun is the main determinant factor and this garden's sun is in short supply.
There is no shortage of shade in the garden to be either. Good thing many of the plants here are easily and often divided, leaving me with the left overs on numerous occasions.
My garden to be could actually be pretty full of plants by the time I can actually devote some real time to it.
I have a general plan of movement or paths through the garden to be and know where the sun and shade is. When a plant attaches itself to me it gets planted in hopefully as permanent a place as seems best at the time. What scares me now are all the trees marked for removal and the growing number of plants beneath them.
If I can build a house I should be able to learn how to drop trees with some precision. I want more sun and some new kind trees.