Garden Reports and Rejoicing – May 25
Sometimes things work, and occasionally they surpass our expectations. When I sprinkled the Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Raven’s Wing’ seeds in the area to the right of the ‘Minuta’ dwarf white pine, I hoped that a few would grow. The purple foliage of this perennial is worth growing all by itself, but is lovely when it’s topped by lacy white flowers in early summer.
I discovered that the blossoms are wonderful when lit by the early evening sun and I love the way that this dark-leaved perennial contrasts with the new growth on the pine. This combination wasn’t instant coffee, however. I sprinkled the Anthriscus seeds two years ago and last summer they were tiny, insignificant seedlings. It took two full seasons to reach the payoff. It was worth the wait.