“In the Garden with Kathryn”: Alchemilla Mollis-“Ladies Mantel”

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the gardenEverything in the Chestnut Cottage garden is at its Spring best!  Foxgloves, lupines, peonies, false indigo, alchemilla..all of my favorites bloom at this time of year.  The window boxes and containers are planted and it is time to bring in these glorious stems for arrangements!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

The Chestnut Cottage garden is full of lupines and peonies at the moment.  But as I have said, my peonies continue to tease me…deciding to bloom on their own schedule!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

A favorite in my garden is alchemilla mollis, known as “Lady’s Mantel”  .  This low maintenance perennial is great for softening the perennial border edge and grows great in partial sun.  I love its fuzzy, cupped leaves that hold dew and rain drops.  Its frothy sprays of dainty yellow flowers bloom in late spring and early summer and add a lovely texture and color in flower arrangements.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

Some of my foxgloves make a nice back drop for the alchemilla mollis.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

A tiny foxglove finds its way on the garden path.

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

My first bloom on my David Austin rose “Gertrude Jekyll”!

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

in the garden with kathryn greeley north carolina interior designer presents in the garden

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3 Responses to “In the Garden with Kathryn”: Alchemilla Mollis-“Ladies Mantel”

  1. franki says:

    Just ANOTHER perfect weather weekend and profuse flowers…this week…could we break a 100 degrees….summer time!! franki

  2. Emily says:

    Hi Kathyrn, I stumbled upon your blog a while back while looking for Beverly Nichols books. I was very impressed with your blog and we share a lot of interests. I subscribed but never received any notifications of posts so I tried to sign up again today and it states I am already signed up. Can you help me subscribe?

    I also would like to ask if you would be willing to share some pointers on setting up a blog. I love your blog how beautiful it is ands the hand drawings. I spent the last year and a half being treated for breast cancer and it is time for me to start living again. I don’t work outside of the home and my big achievement through treatment was remaining physically active and now trying to eat healthy and keep the integrity of good food. I love to bake and now I need to find ways to remake recipes that taste no different than a goods purchased from a well known bakery but not so unhealthy for me. I also am finding it a challenge with just everyday things we take for granted and finding out there are harmful ingredients that cause cancer. So I want to try and share with others that there is more living after cancer and maybe I can make it easier. Any help you can give would be genuinely appreciated, I would even gladly pay you for your time.

    Sincerely,
    Emily Phillips
    770-307-1664

  3. Kathryn says:

    Emily,
    Thanks you so much for your very touching comments. I have emailed you and of course, I am happy to help you in any way I can!
    Kathryn

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