Pinus contorta or the Chief Joseph pine is winter hardy to zones 5-8. It has light green color during the warm season, then in the fall, the color changes to a bright yellow that lasts until the following spring when it transitions back to light green. Grows 1' per year to a max of 8'. Plant in full sun.
Cottage gardens, which emerged in Elizabethan times, appear to have originated as a local source for herbs and fruits.According to the late 19th-century legend of origin, these gardens were originally created by the workers that lived in the cottages of the villages, to provide them with food and herbs, with flowers planted in for decoration.