Plant coneflower, daisies and black-eyed Susans for fall, cottage-style color >>

Rustic garden...

Flax - one hearty plant that come up year after year - and the deer won't eat it!

flowers on a white picket fence -- Perennials Made Easy web site is about easy to grow perennials for all seasons, gardening ideas, and how to plan a flower garden with beds and borders.

The cottage garden’s roots are in 18th century England. It was designed not to waste any space. As a result, it is an informal design using a dense arrangement of traditional English flowers. Our Cottage Garden is a colourful display, featuring hollyhocks, a variety of coneflowers, black-eyed susans, daisies, delphiniums, peonies, hydrangeas and campanulas as well as many other species.

perennial for making your garden more interesting

Judy's Cottage Garden: The Best Perennial Plants for Cottage Gardens.



These plants thrive in hot, dry conditions, and will fill your yard with color over the entire summer! All plants shown in diagram below. Planting Instructions and Garden Plan included. Zones 5-8.

how I love Black-eyed Susans...

Hollyhocks excellent for the cottage garden

Looking for a groundcover to help with landscaping problems? Try low-growing Soapwort. More groundcovers:

Use galvanized tubs in your garden as planters. For more ideas visit

Cottage Garden Mix - perennial and biennial flowers - flower seeds - sarah raven seeds

Beautiful Color garden! Love the blend of color!

Hanging bags of annuals on fence.... like this idea since they're once a year flowers... will make it easier to clean up at the end of the summer.....

A rainbow of colors

Cottage Garden