I love, love, love how the downy plumes of astilbe brighten up the borders at Connecticut Country House. Rising above their beautiful fern-like foliage, their feather duster blooms are just so dramatic. They make me smile.
Gorgeous in the garden, yes, but these plants can also pull double duty. As a cut flower, astilbe adds both color and texture to any summer bouquet. Their stiff stems are forgiving to work with, and the blooms are long lasting. Even after the plants have finished their show, and are past bloom, you’re still blessed with all that beautiful greenery to use as filler throughout the season.
Happy gardening! Love, Nora