Our ring-fenced area of Chelsea Flower Show plants features lots of unusual and off-the-beaten-track perennials, ferns and grasses which we are growing especially for the Talitha Arts Garden’s entry.
Restful white will feature heavily in the planting, to represent light transformation. Sprays of cow parsley Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' will be complemented by the lower-growing Peucedanum rablense.
There will be lots of pretty, delicate white blooms thanks to Gillenia trifoliata, Lunaria rediviva (Perennial Honesty), Camassia leichtlinii 'Alba' and creeping dogwood, Cornus canadensis.
Dusky pinks will come from nodding Columbines Aquilegia buergeriana and vulgaris 'Heidi', echoed by the unusually scented Nectaroscordum siculum, aka Honey Garlic (it smells like it sounds it's going to!).
Geum 'Bell Bank', Lamium orvala and Foxglove Digitalis mertonensis continue the colour theme, with Digitalis ferruginea/parviflora adding spikes of upright blooms.
Lathyrus vernus is an unusual member of the sweet pea family. Also known as Spring Pea, it is a clump-forming, low-growing perennial, rather than a climber, although the flowers leave you in no doubt it's of the family!
Giving the colour pallet a gentle lift will be Geum 'Bremners Nectarine', Papaver 'Tangerine Gem', Trollius 'Golden Queen' and the black-flowered Iris chrysographes.
We have everything crossed for a trouble-free growing season for all, as we work towards the May show date!
Chelsea Flower Show 2023
Katie's Garden Plant Centre is collaborating with Carey Garden Design Studio for their entry 'The Talitha Arts Garden'.