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Hello everyone… For years I have always admired English cottage gardens. When I started my garden I had this vision in mind. My garden is pretty well established now and I think that I have achieved the look with plants shoulder to shoulder and grass pathways but now as I look at my photos I feel that it needs some fine tuning. What seems to be lacking are tall plants with tall spires that gently sawy in the breeze. I’ve been doing some research on traditional plants found in English cottage gardens and after doing so I’ve come to the conclusion that I will need to call my garden an American cottage garden. The main reason being climate. Many of the plants grown in the UK don’t do well here. A good example of that is Delphinium. I have made a list of plants that I think would work to give me the look providing that I repeated them throughout my flower beds so that they would unify my garden. The plants that I’ve chosen are a combination of perennials and self seeding annuals. The self seeding annuals would mean that I would have to put off weeding my garden until latter in the season and it would be a lot of sifting through the weeds but I think that it would be worth the work. Here is a list of the plants that I am considering.
Geranium ( magnificum )
Verbena ( bonariensis )
I would be very interested to know what your thoughts are and if you think that I am heading in the right direction.
- 2 Mar, 2008
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