Saucer Magnolia Tree in spring bloom; I've always wanted a magnolia tree in my yard. They grew everywhere in my mission (Washington DC) and I loved them then and I still love them.

Scabiosa---easy summer cottage garden plant.

Scabiosa-they say an easy summer cottage garden plant. I just want to find out where I can get them! - My Cottage Garden

Allium flowers

The onion genus: tuck Allium flower bulbs among clumps of summer-flowering perennials in a sunny location with well-drained, even sandy, soil.

allium and fern

allium through ferns - gorgeous. I hate to see when the "stalks" die on these and the ferns would hide the yellow. Although, I did not know you could grow these in the shade.let's ask Phillips-Barton Elifritz our resident master gardener!

~~Malva Sylvestris (Zebrini) ~ zebra hollyhock by Bad Alley~~

Mallow, French Hollyhock (Malva sylvestris) 'Zebrina' I hope mine from seed look like this when they bloom!

Optional perennial bed...lambs ear, peonies, 'May Night' salvia, 'Caesars Brother' Siberian Iris, sedum 'Autumn Joy', 'Moonshine' yarrow, 'Rozanne' hardy geranium...

Colorful Blooms Although Glenn juggled their positions, the peonies and irises came with the house. He added perennials Salvia Caradonna, lambs ears, Phlox Nora Leigh, and Dianthus Baths Pink to emphasize stem colors and foliage hues. - My Cottage Garden

poppies and verbascum

last-picture-show: “ Opium Poppies with Ornamental Verbascum ( mullein) ”

Scabiosa, Fama Deep Blue The largest flowering scabiosa, Fama Deep Blue's gorgeous lavender blooms just won’t quit. The lilac-hued, nearly 4" double flowers on 12” stems blithely float above the dense silver-blue foliage. Exceptional as cut flowers. Prolific flowering begins in midsummer, and, if deadheaded, the flowers bloom on into fall.

Scabiosa, Fama Deep Blue The largest flowering scabiosa, Fama Deep Blue's gorgeous lavender blooms

scabiosa purple bouquet by mellow_stuff, via Flickr

Scabiosa is a diverse flower suitable for traditional arrangements and garden-style arrangements.

Stjärnflocka Astrantia ‘Hadspens Blood’

Bästa stjärnflockan (Victoria Skoglund)