I also discovered, to my displeasure, that deer seem to enjoy bergenia, as you can kind of see in the photo below. These are planted out in the shade garden by the road, which is right across from a large wooded area. I guess they'll need to be moved closer to the house, as if that'll stop the deer.
And just for fun, here's a picture of the rhubarb making it's appearance. Funny plant, that rhubarb. The first year we were in this house, I just let the rhubarb go. My secretary was quite taken aback by that and the next year, brought me several wonderful rhubarb recipes. I'm looking forward to rhubarb sweet bread, rhubarb bars, rhubarb pudding cake... mmmmm!!!