Spring is definitely the most anticipated time of year for me. Goodbye cold weather and hello warm sunshine and colorful spring blooms! (Not to mention lots of exterior house projects…) I’ve spent the last few years overhauling our farmhouse flower garden landscaping with plants that feel like they belong in our farmhouse setting. You know, the type of plants that evoke memories of summers past, country roads, and clothes hung up to dry on a breezy clothesline. The kind of flowers that could have been planted and admired 50 or 100 years ago.
Lilacs have always been high on my wishlist for our farmhouse. I bought a little scrawny one last year from a different brand but it’s not doing so great so I was so excited to see this big beautiful lush lilac at our local nursery. (Already big & established = way less likely to succumb to my novice gardening skills!) The pop of color and lovely fragrance makes it a perfect addition to our farmhouse flower garden landscaping. I can’t wait to bring cut blooms inside!
Monrovia has several varieties of lilacs, but I fell for the blooms of this one. She even has an old fashioned name befitting an old farmhouse flower garden: Lavender Lady Lilac. Lilacs get pretty large and this variety is fast growing to about 12 feet tall and 6 feet wide, so I wouldn’t recommend planting it right up on your house. We chose to plant ours in the back corner of our yard. We plan to build a patio for entertaining in that area someday soon, and the lilac will add beauty and farmhouse charm, a pop of color and even add some privacy.
Choosing plants with beautiful blooms are important to me because I love bringing cut flowers inside to use as decor. Who doesn’t love free homegrown flowers year after year?
Farmhouse Flower Garden Inspiration
I started planning our farmhouse flower garden last spring and I’ve been slowly adding to it since. Here are my favorites for a beautiful farmhouse flower garden (or to add a pop of color to any garden!):
Top: Rose, Black-Eyed Susan, Coneflower
Middle: Hydrangea, Lilac
Bottom: Wisteria, Daisy, Bleeding Heart, Peony
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