|Shasta daisy, Astrantia, Geranium 'Rozanne'|
According to Smith’s Exotic Botany of 1805, “The more refined admirers of Nature” rate Astrantia among their favorite blossoms. I don't know how refined I am, but I sure admire Astrantia. The flowers bloom like tiny enchanting fireworks. If a natural look is what you’re after, plant a long-blooming Astrantia. Slugs do not like Astrantias, so interplant them among your other shade plants to repel them.
|Agastache 'Cotton Candy' with Geranium 'Rozanne'|
|Shasta daisy, Knautia, Alamo Fire Lupine, Geranium 'Rozanne'|
So add a few unusual flowers to your garden...stand back and let the questions begin.
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." -- Gertrude Jekyll
Bloom Day 1