Lavender is of course a staple of cottage gardening, and makes for a lovely scent, particularly next to paths where the occasional brushing up against it will release its scent. Behind that the Daylillies began blooming, a lightly night scented flower which puts off more blooms and is longer lasting than the Asiatic Lillies I have elsewhere.
I love Nicotiana, also known as Woodland Tobacco. The larger version of this plant grows to nearly six foot and has long, dangling white blooms which puts off an exquisite nighttime scent. But I’m also quite keen on the small version which makes for lovely container plants with long lasting blooms that keep going through the summer. I haven’t noticed the nocturnal scent but they’re still a nice reminder of what’s to come, while the larger version shoots upwards to bloom time.
Delphinium is a staple of cottage gardens. The tight, compact blooms make for a startling burst of color as the shoot upwards above the ground cover and Daylillies.
The Belladonna continues to put off blooms, an amazing surprise this year. This plant was the first of my Belladonna to die off last year, and the first to come back, larger and hardier than any of I’ve had before. So much so in fact, that though none of my other plants came back, I’ve been quite satisfied with this one.