Flower Fridays: Aster

Aster is a symmetrical beauty that is perfect for this time of year. We have lavender colored wild asters growing everywhere in our neighborhood. They are one of the last blooming flowers to resist the cold before winter arrives so I am delighted that they prolong my garden. They range in size from tiny-petaled bloomsContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Aster”

Flower Fridays: Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller looks so soft you could sleep on it—as if it was a sage green cloud. Though I wouldn’t actually try that, its softness makes it a very romantic greenery. And although it is delicate in appearance, it is strong and long lasting, making it a perfect accent for beautiful wedding bouquets. Try pairingContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Dusty Miller”

Flower Fridays: Scabiosa

Scabiosa—sounds like an incantation for a wizard’s spell from Harry Potter. Though the common name for scabiosa is pincushion flower, it is not to be confused with a spell to make you feel pins on your skin or give you scabs. On the contrary, the flower is quite pretty and frilly even if it isContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Scabiosa”

Flower Fridays: Delphinium

Many years ago I planted delphiniums in my garden and they were tall blue beauties. Unfortunately they never came back! Given my poor success that first year I have been hesitant to plant them again. I will probably try once again some time soon because I think they are such romantic additions to cottage gardens—andContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Delphinium”

Flower Fridays: Clematis

I wish I had success growing clematis. They are so beautiful as they gracefully climb towards the sky on whatever structure they are attached to. I’ve tried but they never get very large and don’t come back the next year. There is an amazing deep blue specimen on a house near us that I lustContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Clematis”