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Southern Lagniappe: The Charm of a Cottage Garden Walkways should be small and informal, and made of natural materials such as gravel, wood chips, or stone. Pathway materials should also be irregular, and ground cover can be planted between them to give an established look. Edge plant beds and walkways with old bricks or field stone to maintain the casual look. Rather than pruning plants into geometric shapes and away from pathways, let them grow naturally to overhang (but not engulf) the paths.
What is it with "cottages"? Whatever it is, we all seek that refuge.
While English-style gardens draw heavily on hardy perennials, you can accomplish the same look of artful chaos with any plants appropriate to your climate. (See the Sunset Plant Finder.)
Cottage garden- this would kind of be what the cut flower garden would be like-but adding a lot more yellows and oranges! It will also have space for a few annuals (like sunflowers or cosmos)
flagstone + mulch
Cottage garden style. Gorgeous!
Fuscia climbing rose on wooden arbor with box hedge and brick path in rustic formal English county style garden..
Vallon Raget à Saint-Etienne-du-Grès; Nicole Martin Raget
Love these Norfolk Cottage Garden
small lush cottage garden--now THIS is what my shaded corner of the yard needs to look like!
? The edge of D's workshop? But heavier use of yellows and sunflowers in raised bed if sunny enough?
Cottage Garden display at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show. So cute...would love to go and see the Chelsea Flower Show