My name is Megan, and I live in Kentish Town, North London, England. When we moved into our house, our garden was a total shambles—crumbly brick walls, broken trellises, and rotted decking. We now have a little oasis with a combination of formal planting and bright colors.
Though usually grown for its colorful foliage, coral bells (Heuchera hybrids, Zones 5–9) has clouds of small flowers that can be quite lovely as well.
It’s hard to beat a perfect dahlia (Dahlia hybrid, Zones 8–11 or as a tender bulb) with its layer upon layer of perfect white petals unfolding. Dahlias are equally beautiful in the garden or in a vase indoors.
The dark container makes these beautiful white lobelias (Lobelia erinus, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) seem even brighter.
The garden is home not just to beautiful flowers—these foxes enjoy the space as well! I hope they do their part to keep hungry rabbits and other pests away.
Cranesbill, or hardy geranium (Geranium hybrid, Zones 5–9) is a wonderful perennial. It’s easy to care for and has clouds of beautiful blue flowers.
This gorgeous array of tulips is mixed with heuchera and primroses (Primula hybrid, Zones 3–8).
If you want to see more from Megan, check out her Instagram: @sproutandabout__
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