We are planning on starting some more seeds soon. I am going to be starting some flowers, including wave petunias, and some phlox.
My plans for the garden include a full blown cottage garden along the side and in front of the house by the sidewalk. Its going to be very free form with traditional cottage flowers. The flower pictured to the left is particularly close to my heart. My grandmother always had phlox in her garden. This particular type of garden phlox is named Katherine. Not only is it her namesake, but it is her favorite color lilac. Phlox is a great addition to your cottage garden. It is so fragrant you can smell it halfway down the block.
My next choice is the purple cone flower. I will probably also have Black Eyed Susans. I have some of these along the side of the house already that I have been there a couple of years now, so they should be really spectacular this year. The purple coneflower is also known by the name echinacea and it can be harvested and used as an immune booster.
I'm also hoping to incorporate some native flowers including, goldenrod and purple passion flower (mentioned in a previous post).
I'll go into the further selections for the cottage garden areas in my next posting.