Foxglove - An old-fashioned favorite, foxglove features tall spikes of bell-shaped flowers. Not only is it elegant, but foxglove is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Foxglove is also known for its resistance to pests and diseases. So if you want to increase your garden’s pest resistance, try planting foxglove along the borders.
What has to be considered in planning these displays? Timing: bloom time (early, mid and late). Color: Bright colors with dark, hot colors with cool, echo colors. Size: Arrange heights for best advantage at bloom time.
If you love making fresh flower arrangements, planting a cutting garden is the best way to ensure you always have an abundance of beautiful, homegrown flowers on hand. Full post here: http://www.longfield-gardens.com/article/Top-10-Flower-Bulbs-for-Cutting-Gardens
Tulips, crocus, hyacinth, daffodils...Place bulbs shoulder to shoulder across the surface of the soil, leaving no space between them. top off with more potting soil so the bulbs are just slightly below the surface. Water each container thoroughly. finish with a layer of mulch. Leave pots outdoors for winter chilling. The more exposure to cold the better they’ll bloom.