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  • Darlene Therrien

    Rock Garden Design Ideas: Cottage Garden Abundance

  • Lynn Carney

    You Can Achieve A Cottage Garden Abundance In Your Rock Garden "Enjoy a lush look in your garden with a bevy of flowering plants that scramble in and over a grouping of rocks. For a cohesive look, this rock garden features a warm color scheme of pink, red, and yellow blooms. The bed is tightly planted to achieve the carefree abundance typical of cottage gardens."

  • C Mac

    6 steps to a no work cottage garden. Love the rocks amongst the plants, very natural

  • KELLY

    Cottage Garden ideas

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Photo identified as Cottage Garden 2, taken in April 2007. Love the stone path and casual placement of the colorful flowers. This photo inspires me to put more time and effort into landscaping at my cottage next year! -LRE

small lush cottage garden--now THIS is what my shaded corner of the yard needs to look like!

I love houses like this one that look like they grew out of the ground they're standing on.