Pretty Pastels

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We explored a pastel planting scheme in our guide to creating a Nordic style garden. Here is a more in depth guide on which plants to use in this colour scheme.

Herbaceous perennials

Armeria ‘Pink’
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Whirling Butterflies’

Herbaceous perennials continued….

  • Geranium × oxonianum ‘Wargrave Pink’
  • Libertia grandiflora
  • Penstemon
  • Pulmonaria officinalis
  • Rhodanthemum
  • Salvia
  • Tiarella
Geranium × oxonianum ‘Wargrave Pink’
Pulmonaria officinalis


  • Abelia
  • Potentilla fruticosa
  • Syringa vulgaris (common lilac)
Potentilla fruticosa is a firm favourite in Nordic gardens

Spring blossoming trees

In many Scandinavian gardens there is a tradition of planting a deciduous tree in the middle of the garden as a place of reflection. In Swedish called it’s called a Vårdträd and in Norwegian a Tuntre. It has roots in the worship of the Norse gods. Find out more about our spring flowering trees <click here>

Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Ballerina’

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