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6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden Create a garden that's big on color -- but small on labor. By Julie Martens; Tips by Luke Miller From better Homes and Gardens. Echinacea purpurea, cleome and... veronica? hyssop? Gardens Ideas, Cottages Style, Gardens Create, Cottages Gardens, Yard Gardens, New England, Cottage Gardens, No Work Cottages, Echinacea Purpurea
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.
6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden - Create a garden that's big on color -- but small on labor.