Cottage garden. In fact theyre usually exuberant free flowering and sometimes even unrestrained. English in origin it depends on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure. Cottage garden style is relaxed colorful and fun says darrell trout avid gardener writer and lecturer whose own garden reflects.
This informal crowding of a wide variety of plants is a signature feature and the mix of perennial and annual flowers with vegetable and foliage plants twining around each other and competing for attention is what makes a cottage garden so fascinating. The cottage gardens inc. To get the informal look avoid planting in straight lines or defined patterns.
While formal gardens thrive on order and well defined spaces cottage gardens bubble in cheerful tangles of flowers that form a kaleidoscope of hue and texture. Homely and functional gardens connected to working class cottages go back centuries but their stylized reinvention occurred in 1870s england as a. Cottage gardening is an attitude not a location.
Cottage garden c 1996 2018. The cottage garden is a distinct style that uses informal design traditional materials dense plantings and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. Cottage gardens have a unique style all their own.
With facilities in perry ohio lansing. Historically cottage plantings were enclosed to keep livestock out and the picket fence is still a shortcut to an old time grandmas garden separated from the street but visibleand friendlyto passers by. Cottage garden farm provides great home and garden decor gifts clothing jewelry and features a year round christmas shop.
Is a large full service wholesale grower of shrubs trees and roses serving the upper midwest. With over 5000 sq. Get tips on how to turn your garden space into a cottage design and learn which plants work best to achieve an informal cottage look.
Cottage gardens dont look designed.