Cottage garden for our climate
We are planning to extend the flowerbed out in front of our house. I am hoping to plant the one long bed in a sort of english cottage garden style. (I can't help it, I am english!)
However, many of the typical cottage garden flowers I believe are not suited for our climate here in OK (lupines, sweet peas, foxgloves, etc). I am hoping that you knowledgeable folks will be able to offer me some alternative suggestions on flowers we could grow there that would do well in our climate. The only one we have planned so far is hollyhocks so all suggestions are welcome!
- The house faces west so gets morning shade and afternoon sun.
- We will be trying to grow everything from seed to keep costs down.
- We would prefer the bulk of the flowers to be perennials if possible.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!