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Cottage Perennial traditional-landscape
 

Cottage Perennial

This cottage perennial border in full summer bloom is located in the Southlands area of Vancouver. Vegetables and herbs are planted with perennials to maximize the small space.

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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Sea Holly
How to use it. Peeking above the surrounding foliage, sea holly's form breaks up surrounding foliage and creates vertical interest, while its color is in tune with the masses of purple, light green and cream. Plant sea holly in a rock garden, where its preference for well-drained and light soil will come in handy and its cool-blue foliage will complement natural stone colors. Sea holly is more commonly seen in floral arrangements. Whether used as the primary flower or a bouquet accent, they are long lasting when cut — both fresh and dried. Cut stems when flowers are half open for best results.
Whether you're adding a little Sea Holly to perk up a cottage garden, brightening up shady corners with silver standouts or accenting a path with gray foliage, this subtle hue can make a giant impact. Working in the background, it sets greens in relief from one another, brings out cool tones in various colors and serves as a visually interesting aspect of the garden even when nothing is in bloom. I can't say enough about the benefits of a few shades of gray in your garden. Perhaps you could even find 50. Wouldn't that make for a lively garden?More: 6 Stunning Silver-Leaf Plants

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mickijones added this to Landscape Ideas
June 22, 2014
planting
betsy805 added this to betsy805's ideas
May 1, 2014
thistle
cdivingdaisy added this to garden
April 21, 2014
Love colours
jpr9c added this to jpr9c's ideas
November 19, 2013
Privacy fence
Charis van Nostrand Design added this to Ardene Wertheim's Garden
September 22, 2013
Sea Holly
kkoehler1215 added this to kkoehler1215's Ideas
August 16, 2013
Perennials
roguesheepap added this to landscaping
June 23, 2013
sea holly & euphorbia
sharonkola added this to patio
May 16, 2013
blues!
upton added this to upton's ideas
April 4, 2013
garden
kristakares added this to Garden Ideas
March 19, 2013
Love those thistle looking plants!
monkoala added this to yard
March 5, 2013
lavender and euphorbia in the front. and that spiky flower in cool / silver color
fordify added this to 738
March 2, 2013
Nice garden
peggy4321 added this to peggy4321's ideas
March 1, 2013
don't like colors but like joyous profusion
skgraves added this to skgraves's ideas
February 21, 2013
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kboenzli added this to kboenzli's ideas
February 8, 2013
sea holly
jennymangan added this to gardening
December 2, 2012
Sea Holly with other plants
jdenison added this to jdenison's ideas
October 20, 2012
Backyard corner
Tom added this to trovato1's ideas
September 16, 2012
garden
helenavn added this to helenavn's Ideas
September 15, 2012
Our backyard?
psouth51 added this to Gardens
September 15, 2012
Sea holly cottage garden
susanhornbostel added this to garden in the field
July 15, 2012
likes dry, sunny, cutting plant. combine with cream, grey green, acid yellow
jenngarden1 added this to jenngarden1's Ideas
July 5, 2012
Plants
ruthieq added this to ruthieq's ideas
June 10, 2012
drought tolerant and blue color..unusal flower..
cindyvickers added this to cindyvickers's Favorites
June 10, 2012
Sea holly-- great addition to a border
lelly489 added this to lelly489's ideas
June 7, 2012
I like the wild and overgrown look
fxgal added this to outdoors/ gardens
June 6, 2012
nice sea holly planting
lah321 added this to lah321's ideas
June 6, 2012
sea holly
Kimberly Hicks added this to janejetson's outdoor ideas
June 6, 2012
How to use it. Peeking above the surrounding foliage, sea holly's form breaks up surrounding foliage and creates vertical interest, while its color is in tune with the masses of purple, light green and cream. Plant sea holly in a rock garden, where its preference for well-drained and light soil will come in handy and its cool-blue foliage will complement natural stone colors. Sea holly is more commonly seen in floral arrangements. Whether used as the primary flower or a bouquet accent, they are long lasting when cut — both fresh and dried. Cut stems when flowers are half open for best results.
melgal1 added this to Wow
June 5, 2012
Colorful garden
goodchick added this to hardscape & landscape
June 4, 2012
How to use it. Peeking above the surrounding foliage, sea holly's form breaks up surrounding foliage and creates vertical interest, while its color is in tune with the masses of purple, light green and cream.
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