Shaking off the pastel shades and wildflower meadows of the past, Chelsea has officially turned a corner with bright and raucous flowers in a vibrant range of colours. Thanks to my recent visit to …

Shaking off the pastel shades and wildflower meadows of the past, Chelsea has officially turned a corner with bright and raucous flowers in a vibrant range of colours. Thanks to my recent visit to …

Camassia leichtlinii Alba Camassia leichtlinii Alba is a statuesque late-spring flowering bulb with spires of creamy-white flowers which last for ages.  One of the most tolerant and long-lived bulbs you can grow. They're ideal for being happy in sun or light shade, for naturalising.

Camassia leichtlinii Alba

Camassia leichtlinii Alba Camassia leichtlinii Alba is a statuesque late-spring flowering bulb with spires of creamy-white flowers which last for ages. One of the most tolerant and long-lived bulbs you can grow. They're ideal for being happy in sun or light shade, for naturalising.

Astrantia major rosea is a herbaceous perennial that flowers in midsummer but produces a later flush if deadheaded. After flowering plants can be rejuvenated by cutting them back close to the ground - fresh new foliage and a late crop of flowers start appearing shortly after. Plants do not spread far but are well-known for self seeding. Grows 18-24" tall in sun to part shade. Zones 5-9

Astrantia major rosea is a herbaceous perennial that flowers in midsummer but produces a later flush if deadheaded. After flowering plants can be rejuvenated by cutting them back close to the ground - fresh new foliage and a late crop of flowers start appearing shortly after. Plants do not spread far but are well-known for self seeding. Grows 18-24" tall in sun to part shade. Zones 5-9

This is what I want! Just lots of random pretty. Lovely. >>Shabby soul: Sunday garden - Roserogpatina - Shady perennials

This is what I want! Just lots of random pretty. Lovely. >>Shabby soul: Sunday garden - Roserogpatina - Shady perennials

This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

If you've ever admired a hydrangea bush blooming in all sorts of pastel shades, you'll be happy to know that the look is achieved by a simple science trick!

Dicentra spectabilis | Δικέντρα http://www.plantsdb.gr/el/plants-library/herbaceous/449-lamprocapnos-spectabilis

Dicentra spectabilis | Δικέντρα http://www.plantsdb.gr/el/plants-library/herbaceous/449-lamprocapnos-spectabilis

Hellebore flowers. Sometimes called Christmas roses or Lenten roses, despite not being related to roses at all. Love them anyway. Look at those colors!

Hellebore flowers. Sometimes called Christmas roses or Lenten roses, despite not being related to roses at all. Love them anyway. Look at those colors!

Astilbe provides the shade garden with plume like blooms in pastel shades while the leaves give texture.  Lovely in the breeze.

Astilbe provides the shade garden with plume like blooms in pastel shades while the leaves give texture. Lovely in the breeze.

This is another example of a dahlia that would be used as the main flower the bouquets and arrangements.

This is another example of a dahlia that would be used as the main flower the bouquets and arrangements.

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