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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


    Cottage Garden ideas

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6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden

6 Steps to a "NO WORK" Cottage Garden: "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."

Six Steps Cottage Garden1. Start small. As confidence grows, increase the size. 2. Invest in soil. Add organic matter yearly. 3. Position plants carefully. incl. spring-flowering bulbs, purple coneflower, wild indigo, 'Stella d'Oro' or 'Happy Returns' daylily, New England aster, Russian sage. lady's mantle, lambs' ears or blue fescue. 5. Cover soil. "Mulching helps maintain soil moisture levels 6. Make it automatic. Use drip hoses.

Stepping stones leading to an open gate beckon visitors through this beautifully landscaped backyard:

daylily border around top level; mixed low shrubs and annuals on lower. Great steps, birdbath focal point.

6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden // Great Gardens & Ideas //

Create a curving staircase with switchbacks that minimize the steepness of the slope by permitting wide treads on each step. Trailing nasturtiums disguise the severity of the slope and add visual appeal. So stunning!!

Another lovely path. This is more along the lines of what I'm doing in my yard.

stepped path through a lush woodland garden at the home of Jim Scott, on Lake Martin, Alabama