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With their edible and fragrant blooms, violets are among the most charming flowers for the cottage garden. These cool-weather lovers start in spring and often bloom again in fall.

The Best Flowers for your English or Cottage Garden

Violet With their edible and fragrant blooms, violets are among the most charming flowers for the cottage garden. These cool-weather lovers start in spring and often bloom again in fall. Name: Viola varieties

Natal lily: thrives in the shade, producing scented flowers mid Summer.   Foliage needs to be cut back in late Summer as it becomes tatty but tufts of fresh green foliage appear in winter, good contrast to the dark green of the anenomes.

Natal lily: thrives in the shade, producing scented flowers mid Summer. Foliage needs to be cut back in late Summer as it becomes tatty but tufts of fresh green foliage appear in winter, good contrast to the dark green of the anenomes.

'Starface' and other small glads have returned and multiplied in the writer's cottage garden.

Starface Gladiolus Gladiola- they sprout out in the garden patches every rainy days, from June to Sept. Very pretty and unpretentious supposedly wild flowers.

Pearl Orchid (Chloranthus spicatus); Plant on the right of the photo. Small shrub 18"h x 24"w with citrus perfumed flowers in the morning, similar to the Chinese Perfume Plant, Aglaia Odorata (on the left). Not as fragrant, but will flower in more shade. Easily propagated via cutting.

Pearl Orchid (Chloranthus spicatus); Plant on the right of the photo. Small shrub 18"h x 24"w with citrus perfumed flowers in the morning, similar to the Chinese Perfume Plant, Aglaia Odorata (on the left). Not as fragrant, but will flower in more shade. Easily propagated via cutting.

'White American' dwarf Easter Lily. Highly fragrant flowers in Easter (or around Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere).

Highly fragrant flowers in Easter (or around Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere).

Shade garden: Bethlehem sage/lungwort,

source Today’s flower of the day is Lungwort or Pulmonaria Raspberry Splash. Pulmonaria Raspberry Splash sounds like a nicer name for th.

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21 Spring Flowers for Your Garden

Inside the blooms of snowdrift is an exquisite surprise: striped flowers that offer surprising color variation. Tall foliage stalks make these a good companion to lower spring growers such as crocus.

Ylang Ylang Vine, Hari Champa, Juicy Fruit vine, Manorangini (Artabotrys hexapetalus); vine with intoxicating fragrance! A medium size climbing shrub 8-10 ft, in the warmer months producing hidden flowers that are greenish in color and fade to yellow with age, and are extremely fragrant. Once picked they are very long lasting and hold their scent for days, if kept in water, permeating an entire room. It is a fruity sweet sugar lemon scent. When young, this climber grows just like a regular…

Ylang Ylang Vine, Hari Champa, Juicy Fruit vine, Manorangini (Artabotrys hexapetalus); vine with intoxicating fragrance! A medium size climbing shrub 8-10 ft, in the warmer months producing hidden flowers that are greenish in color and fade to yellow with age, and are extremely fragrant. Once picked they are very long lasting and hold their scent for days, if kept in water, permeating an entire room. It is a fruity sweet sugar lemon scent. When young, this climber grows just like a regular…

Dwarf English Cherry laurel 'Otto Luyken' (Prunus laurocerasus); compact plant that can be pruned to a low hedge. Grows in smi-shade and sun. Has a mass of fragrant flowers in spring.

compact plant that can be pruned to a low hedge. Grows in smi-shade and sun. Has a mass of fragrant flowers in spring.

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