SuperStock - nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist) & alchemilla mollis (lady's mantle). bed with combination planting of blue & yellow/green flowers

nigella damascena (love-in-a-mist) alchemilla mollis (ladys mantle). bed with combination planting of blue yellow/green flowers / NHPA) - My Cottage Garden

Astrantia major Seeds or perennial plant, they are hardy and good for bees and other pollinators

Another photo of - Astrantia major. shade-tolerant, long-flowering and very long-lived perennials in the garden and cut for a vase - cottage garden favourites.

Buy love-in-a-mist Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll': Delivery by Crocus.co.uk

Position: full sun Soil: any well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast growing Flowering period: July to September Flower colour: sky-blue Other features: excellent cut and dried flowers Hardiness: fully hardy annual

Nigella hispanica 'African Bride' + Blue Fescue in our meadow planting at Sunset Magazine's test gardens  Homestead Design Collective.

Beautiful colors and textures. Nigella hispanica 'African Bride' + Blue Fescue in our meadow planting at Sunset Magazine's test gardens Homestead Design Collective.

blue Nigella, also called Love-In-A-Mist  Lovely shades of blue with lacy, fern like leaves and stems. It develops a lantern-shaped seed pod that is used I dried arrangements or simply to reseed this coveted annual. I first saw these at Longwood Gardens(10 yrs. ago) where I saved a few seeds to plant in my garden!

Cottage Garden Flower - Blue Nigella also called Love-In-A-Mist Forget Me Not

The perennial border has been enlivened with the gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle - See more at: http://www.pacifichorticulture.org/articles/updating-an-historic-garden/#sthash.k2NmrGMu.dpuf

Updating an Historic Garden

Gold-and-green striped foliage of Japanese forest grass (Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’) contrasting with the nearly black foliage of Actaea simplex ‘Hillside Black Beauty’; pale blue annual love-in-a-mist (Nigella damascena) adds summer sparkle

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Nigella Plant Info: Learn About The Care Of Love In A Mist Flower

Growing Nigella in the garden, also known as love in a mist plant, offers an interesting, peekaboo flower to be glimpsed through showy bracts. Care of love in a mist flower is easy and this article can help.

Pollinator friendly plants: Annuals  sweet peas calendula candytuft nigella cornflowers Californian poppy

Gran and Grandpa loved their sweet peas. THey grew over a large wall of the egg packing shed. Fed by chook manure they were always plentiful and the scent still takes me right back to those days. - My Cottage Garden

photographic plant studies of Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932). I would not have guessed it was that age, it looks modern.

Arid Functionalism Karl Blossfeldt, a German instructor of sculpture and a self-taught photographer, who used his photographs of plant studies to educate his students about design elements in nature.

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