If you love plants, it is extremely hard to choose just three. So why am I limiting myself? Well, because, there's always next year to choose 3 more!
Forsythia 'Northern Gold'
Weigela 'Wine and Roses'
Purple foliage is very popular these days and why not? The foliage is quite showy even when not in bloom. Last year I got a second bloom in the fall. I think it likes my compost! This tree looks great paired with a 'glauca' type evergreen. I'll get into pairings in future posts.
These shrubs are suitable for our climate but you need to consider exposure, soil, and a few other factors. I can help with that!