cottage garden design

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    Ann’s Cottage Garden

    My name is Ann, and I garden in Zone 6b in Newtown, Connecticut. I have been gardening since 2004 when I lived in Buffalo, New York. I moved to Newtown…

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    Tour a Cottage Garden Bursting With Blooms

    Typical cottage gardens—the ones we see in English gardening books and magazines—are undeniably beautiful. But when gardeners in the United States attempt to replicate their charming and iconic look, the…

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    Ideas and Inspiration for a Cottage Garden

    Often it’s easier to explain what a cottage garden isn’t than what it actually is. A cottage garden doesn’t have a plethora of straight lines, defined borders, or a bunch…

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    Laura’s Romantic Garden

    Today we’re off to southern New Jersey to visit Laura Boissonnault’s beautiful garden. Laura’s house is a colonial-style home built in 1920, and her romantic, cottage-garden design complements the building…

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    Mixing the Cottage Garden Style With the New Perennial Approach

    The term “cottage garden” conjures up images of a garden that’s bursting at the seams in summer—of herbs, self-seeding annuals, and flowering shrubs mingling together; of vigorous climbing roses scrambling…

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    6 Great Plants for the Cottage Garden Look

    Incorporating the cottage garden style into your garden can be accomplished largely by using many of the plants that are hallmarks of the design. Here are some options to get…

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    Reinventing a Cottage Garden

    Joy Davey dreamt of having a cottage garden. She could picture the dense, flower-filled beds surrounding her Craftsman-style house. The breezy informality of the cottage look resonated with her lifestyle…

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    Cottage Garden with a Twist

    Casual plantings and water features contribute to a setting that feels natural, lush, and relaxing