My favorite type of flowering garden is the cottage garden. These cottage garden ideas will inspire you to add color and the fun more relaxed style of the cottage garden to your home.
Cottage gardens are more relaxed than a formal garden. I prefer this method as I can just tuck plants in together and enjoy the mass of color a beautiful cottage garden provides.
You think of color when you visualize a cottage garden. Color does not have to be confined to flowers and shrubs. Flowering trees add a perfect blast of color. A country cottage garden is a perfect way to display rusty garden tools and art. The mix of texture is ideal in cottage garden design.
Don't have a yard and still want to have a cottage garden? Cottage garden container ideas abound. I have this little spot off our patio and in spring grow lots of colorful flowers in containers. In the summer when it is hard to grow container flowers in Southern California, the pots are moved and I grow squash and cucumbers up the trellis.
Flowering vines such as this wisteria are quintessential cottage garden plants. Arbors or a trellis provide visual interest. A cottage garden blog is a feast for the eyes. I love the peace a quaint cottage garden provides. Truly my happy place.
Elements Of Cottage Garden Design:
1. Grow old fashioned flowers like hollyhocks and delphiniums.
2. Add cozy touches such as furniture and tables set in comfy settings.
3. Add fencing and arbors for visual interest.
4. Use curving pathways that invite the visitor to see what is around the next turn.
5. Add vintage touches. Use old items in creative ways like an old rusty shovel as a handle for a garden shed or gate.