When I think of traditional planting I think of cottage gardens. This garden style has a way of inviting you in and telling you to stay a while – yes, plants normally talk to me. There’s always so much to see, tiny hints of interesting character and charm. Roses and climbing Hydrangeas growing up patio columns and arbors, foxglove and Phlox blooming, and beautiful waves of flowering shrubs – that’s traditional cottage gardens to me. Normally you see this type of garden in Cape Cod or the Hampton’s, but you can add this sense of ‘welcome’ to any house, and the cottage garden style comes alive!
Below I have included perennials and shrubs to bring you delightful color from spring to fall, so you too can have that cottage garden charm.
Spring – Amsonia
Summer – Centranthus
Iris 'Caesar's Brother'
I hope you enjoyed this post about cottage gardens! On another note, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in 2 weeks. The spring bug has already gotten to us and I’m busier than a one-armed paper hanger. I promise not to miss again. Talk to everyone next week.