I’m still gathering my list of plants I want to use in the gardens at Firefly Cottage. Here are some more of the ones that I plan to incorporate.
Lavender is definitely on the list. I love the way it smells and it makes such a lovely border along a pathway. I’m planning to use it along both sides of the front walkway that leads from the sidewalk to the front door. I’ve had pretty good luck growing it before, so I’m optimistic about making it work in a fairly large quantity here.
Another plant I’ve had good experience with is Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa). It attracts butterflies readily, and if you deadhead it, new blossoms will develop quite quickly, making it a longer-lasting bloomer.
Speedwell is another plant I’ve loved growing in the past. There are beautiful varieties, it blooms for a relatively long period of time, and it grows really well in Michigan. It’s also another butterfly fave.
I also quite like growing Artemisia (Wormwood). So many lovely silvery colors are available in varieties that grow well in this zone.
Another favorite of mine that comes in a wide array of varieties is Echinacea (Coneflower). There’s the basic standby Purple Coneflower, but so many other varieties in shades of purple, pink, and yellow. I always think that it’s such a cheerful plant! I like to get my flowers from the Clear Lake florist.