10 alluring plants to liven up your garden - from cottage garden blooms to vibrant foliage

Lavender (Lavandula): Known for its fragrant purple flowers and silvery-green foliage, lavender adds a delightful scent and color to any garden.

Roses (Rosa): Classic and timeless, roses come in a variety of colors and fragrances, making them a staple in cottage gardens.

Peonies (Paeonia): With their large, fluffy blooms in shades of pink, white, and red, peonies are quintessential cottage garden plants.

Delphiniums: Tall spikes of vibrant blue, purple, pink, or white flowers make delphiniums a striking addition to cottage garden borders.

Salvia (Salvia spp.): Salvia varieties, such as Salvia nemorosa and Salvia officinalis, offer an array of colors and textures to the garden. 

Foxgloves (Digitalis): With their tall spires of tubular flowers in shades of pink, purple, and white, foxgloves add height and drama to cottage garden borders.

Lupines (Lupinus): Known for their vibrant spikes of pea-like flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink, and white, lupines are a striking addition to cottage gardens.

Astilbes: Astilbes are prized for their feathery plumes of flowers in shades of pink, red, purple, and white, which bloom in late spring to early summer.

Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage): With its velvety purple flowers and gray-green foliage, Mexican bush sage adds texture and color to the garden.

Coleus: Known for its vibrant and colorful foliage, coleus adds a splash of color to shady areas of the garden.

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