plant ID for a noob

plant ID for a noob

This is my first season of real gardening since we have moved into our first home this past January. I am pretty new at this. My mom is a terrific gardener, but she lives too far away to help me out. I have had a ton of perennials pop up this spring, but I don't know what the heck they are other than the tulips, irises, and hostas. Help! Photobucket This came up recently! It is a very odd looking bud, what the heck is it??! Photobucket These look like weeds, but they are in a big clump... They look like they are going to bloom at some point... Photobucket This one feels like it should be fairly obvious, but I just don't know.
I’m so excited!

I’m so excited!

Garden 2008…

Garden 2008…

Help ID’ing

Help ID’ing

plant id

plant id

Desert Botanical Gardens

Desert Botanical Gardens

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Making shoes last longer