The weather is warm, the farmer’s market is full of fresh fruit and vegetables, and you want to spruce up your yard. These beautiful blooms to add to your landscaping to create the perfect, quintessential cottage garden!
Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
This little beauty works well as a small border flower because it provides a burst of color and will stay low to the ground. The different varieties show off a spectrum of colors, such as white, pink, purple and red.
Sweet alyssum is an annual, so you’ll need to replant it every year. But don’t worry—the plant likes to reseed, so you may not have to purchase new plants next spring if volunteers grow. You can plant the annual in partial shade, but it likes full sun best. You’ll also want to keep it well watered, with moist soil at all times.