Cottage gardens increase on popularity. Such type of garden usually consists of compositions of colourful flowers, herbs, fruit trees and vegetable gardens alluding to traditional cottage style.
A main theme of a typical cottage style garden is nature. You can plant homebred species, fruit trees and shrubs.
Parts of arrangement in cottage garden
In a cottage garden you can put all the pieces of small architecture and generating from nature. Wooden gazebos, fences and garden furniture can be antiquated so as to look like they were in a garden for ages.
Wicker in a garden – evergreen charm
It is good idea to have in your garden furniture made of varnished wicker. These can be small decorations, chairs and tables. It has to be remembered yet, that wicker isn’t water and UV radiation proof. The best idea is to keep wicker furniture under roofed gazebos and other places providing protection from rain.
Paths, alleyways and driveways can be made of natural roughen wood or a paving stone. The second option is more long-lasting and especially useful in watery wetland areas.
Cottage gardens like flowers and decoration shrubs
Colourful flowers look astonishing in cottage gardens and don’t require that much attention. Nearest to a building wall you can plant high flowers such as hollyhocks, larkspurs, sunflowers, dahlias and Mexican asters.
Medium and lower parts may be created with lupins, foxgloves, phloxes, rudbeckies, calendulas, snapdragons, zinnias, evening-scented stocks, forget-me-nots or asters.
Great options can be also sweet pea and nasturtiums ramping on fences or other props. It is worth to plant ramping roses. Shrubs suitable for a cottage garden are elder, dogwood or lilac.
Cottage garden full of herbs and vegetables
In a traditional arrangement there should be always a place for aromatic herbs and domestic vegetables. Lavender, basil and mint are easy to grow. They require only slightly sunlit places. Their great assets are medical properties and wide range of usage in a kitchen.
Main vegetables in a cottage garden are:
These plants can grow in literally every garden, they require only a small place reserved just for them. Place for vegetables should be planned yet during projecting a whole arrangement. The most suitable place would be on the back of a garden, far from cars and fumes.
Fruit trees and shrubs in a cottage garden
In a spacy arrangements you can find imposing orchards full of homebred apple trees, pear trees and cherry trees. When a garden isn’t that big, it is great idea to place trees in recreational spaces.
This way you can keep appearances of natural placement and trees will provide shadow protecting from sunlight. Also currants or gooseberries are great ideas for a cottage garden to look great.