Everything 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!
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!
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.
Some of my foxgloves make a nice back drop for the alchemilla mollis.
A tiny foxglove finds its way on the garden path.
My first bloom on my David Austin rose “Gertrude Jekyll”!