Cottage Garden Plants for American Gardens

American cottage gardens can be just as wonderful as English cottage gardens with the same sense of informal wonder, curving borders filled with flowers and relaxed atmosphere filled with materials from nature such as wood and stone. However, few places in the U.S. have the climate to support the traditional English cottage garden plants outside of the Pacific Northwest. As drought and low water … [Read more...]

Cottage Garden Cool!

Cottage gardens are my favorite garden style, and the one that I feel most at home, and most like myself in. They are casual, laid back gardens with surprises around every corner, and hidden beauty throughout. They multi-task well, growing vegetable and herbs as well as flowers, and they are down to earth in the best possible way. They may appear to be chaotic, but they have a structure underneath … [Read more...]

Gardening – Fill Your Cottage Gardens With Free Plants!

I love to dream - and one of the things that I love to dream about is my cottage garden. I pull out back issues of my favorite magazines, gardening books, and seed catalogues to add to the plethora of ideas already stored in my mind’s eye. There is one small problem however. When you start shopping at the garden centers & from all of the plant catalogues, you start to see a growing trend - all … [Read more...]