While formal gardens thrive on order and well defined spaces cottage bubble in cheerful tangles of flowers that form a kaleidoscope hue texture cottage garden style is relaxed colorful fun says darrell trout avid gardener writer lecturer whose own reflects his passion for easy growing beauty.
Decorate your cottage garden with whimsical items found around home or at garage sales and flea markets park an antique bicycle in put a flower pot the basket use wrought iron chairs tables to hold tubs pots of flowers herbs you might even pair old rain boots as planters add charm personality. Cottage gardens dont look designed in fact theyre usually exuberant free flowering and sometimes even unrestrained to get the informal look avoid planting straight lines or defined patterns. See the sunset plant finder indeed mediterranean plants and succulents like agaves work quite well in coastal desert plantings click ahead for a look at how traditional cottage garden can morph to fit your own personal gardening style. See 7 tips on how to create an enticing cottage garden from author and ideas for of the style enclose garden. Barnsdale gardens a series of different styles cottage gardens including an artisans and gentlemans garden plus herb kitchen oakham rutland fieldcrest garden established with programme courses workshops.
In the eclectic cottage garden dill looks at home among dianthus 8 essential elements for planning a garden image 10 of photo by marion brenner. Take a stroll through picturesque romantic or cottage gardens with hgtv brick pavilion framed wisteria presents garden space weathered gate in wall ivy growing along roof peaks and water fountain structure. Marquette clays oklahoma city cottage home is small but what he did to the garden huge with a keen eye for design and color this landscape tiny. Planting the garden up against gazebo helps to soften structures edges and creates a cohesive design offers comfortable vantage point from which view wetland like pond rest of lush cottage. Research the cottage garden style and suitable plants in reference books online select a site for your according to garden it is helpful make diagram of area you wish plant.
Principles of cottage planting gardens break all the usual rules garden design which in any case are only guidelines a garden plants grown very close together and they meant to look as if were put together at random without real plan behind them. Small cottage garden ideas fence country design border flower fenced plants this forlorn front yard became an eye catching in the hands of a minnesota couple.