For a slightly more modern look, put the pink flowers in a green glass bottle. Forget-me-nots prefer cool environments, and do best in lightly shaded areas with moist soil. Delphinium – Delphiniums are perennials that are known for their spikes of showy flowers that bloom in shades of blue, pink, white, and purple. They do best in full sun or partial shade with well-draining soil, and are deer resistant. Primrose – Primroses are the first perennials to bloom in spring — some actually start blooming in late winter. But whatever you do, don’t match a red vase with purple flowers, Eddie Ross warned, unless your beloved is Minnie Mouse. “It looks like Disneyland.” Confused about what color leaves to pick?
Height 30-40cm (12-16in). Spread indefinite.Polystichum acrostichoides: (e) narrowly lance-shaped dark green fronds. Snorkel Blue “A maritime-inspired blue, Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic content. They are often planted to attract hummingbirds to the garden. Eddie Ross also suggested “a watergun” for errant pets.
Sweet peas are relatively cold hardy plants, and usually aren’t damaged by light frost. Height 1.2m (4ft). Spread 45cm (18in).Phlomis russeliana AGM: hairy, mid-green heart-shaped leaves, hooded pale yellow nettle-like flowers from late spring to autumn. Calla Lily – Calla lilies are known for their heart-shaped leaves and prominent spadices. However, it’s extremely popular as a bouquet filler, and is often tinted or dried to fit a color scheme. It does best in full sun, blooms in late spring and summer, and is deer resistant.