Peonies, ladies mantle; farmhouse cottage garden. layering.

a residential garden garden on rural property north of Seattle features recycled, reused, and repurposed materials, a romantic farmhouse cottage garden, and a white garden modeled on the famous garden at Sissinghurst.

Claire Austin - highly fragrant climber for north facing wall

With a count, pale lemon buds open into large, creamy white roses. Branches arch elegantly and form short, manageable climbers. A unique white among the usual red roses, 'Claire Austin' is a standout in the garden.

Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle) - exquisite with dew drops. Legend has it, that if you collect these dew drops, during a full moon, in the month of May, naked, with bare feet.... eternal youth will be yours! What do you think ladies? Worth a try??

Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle) is one of the best plants for part sun in deer country. The fuzzy green foliage looks great all season, but the pretty chartreuse flowers arrive in June.

Dwarf Star Magnolia Tree - Magnolia stellata.  zone 7, height=10-15 ft, spread=10-15 ft, blooms early spring

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star' - early spring blooming, white blossoms brighten up the greyest NW days.

Paeonia 'Duchesse de Nemours'.     http://www.green-works.nl/nl/snijbloem/paeonia/

Paeonia lactiflora 'Duchesse de Nemours' - this flower is happy in our sun garden.

Borders of Fragrant Nicotiana Sylvestris...I love the smell of these, it's amazing!

Fragrant Nicotiana Sylvestris - Flowering tobacco - Annual - Smae family as tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and eggplants (Solanaceae) Leaves large, pubescent and sticky to the toudh. Blooms June to frost.

[eryngium giganteum - sea holly - 'Silver Ghost', plants available from Sarah Raven]

[eryngium giganteum - sea holly - 'Silver Ghost', plants available from Sarah Raven] read more .

Helichrysum italicum (the curry plant). Beautiful silver leaves, yellow flowers and a very distinctive curry smell make this plant a  winner in the sensory garden.

Helichrysum italicum (the curry plant). Beautiful silver leaves, yellow flowers and a very distinctive curry smell make this plant a winner in the sensory garden.

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