Astilbe is one of my most favorite plants in my landscape here in the Northwest. It is so easy for me to grow, disease resistance and the blooms are so whimsical in the gardens. I love the variety available to us and array of shapes and colors that are offered to us. The only think I must do when the blooms begin to fade is cut the blooms off to eliminate an abundance of new plants next spring. I leave the foliage as it makes such a fabulous ‘filler’ in the garden’ through the fall. When the foliage starts to turn yellow is when I cut it back all the way to the ground. Astilbe is deer resistant too, which it makes it so fantastic when you have areas to naturalize.
Astilbe is deer resistant too, which it makes it so fantastic when you have areas to naturalize.
Other blooms that have appeared over this past week in the garden are below…such striking colors in the landscape right now. From left to right the plant names are echinacea, lavatera, shasta daisy, guara, coreopsis, clematis, snapdragon, four o’clocks, phlox, lavender, fuchsia, lily, hollyhock, salvia, ?, bee balm, lily, bee balm and lavatera.
You can see that the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas are blooming in their “white stage”. I look forward to sharing the color changes of the bloom as they mature over the next month.
I have also been collecting my opium (peony, breadseed) poppy seeds to sell in my Etsy Store…if you have any interest in purchasing ~ please visit my Etsy Store or click on the photo below to place your order…
Appreciate you coming over to see my garden this week over here at Fishtail Cottage!
I would love to see you link up to my garden party later on this evening? To see where I may be linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label (on my side bar)…xoxo, tracie
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