Cottage Gardening forum: Cottage Garden?

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 10, 2014 3:43 PM CST
This is the garden just outside my front door.Does this qualify as a cottage garden?


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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Aug 10, 2014 4:17 PM CST

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Hi Frank.

These days, I'm not sure that there's really any qualifier for what a cottage garden is, exactly. I tend to think that a cottage garden has the potential of delivering a surprise around any corner. Edible fruits, herbs or veggies popped in here and there amongst overhanging vines and flowering shrubs and trees, and interspersed liberally with brightly colored blooms of all heights and many different colors. It's not usually a garden where every planting can be seen from one spot on the porch -you need to meander around a bit to see it all.
To my mind anyway, it's really a matter of our own perceptions; if you think of it as such, then it either is, or it's well on its way to being one. Smiling

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Aug 10, 2014 4:51 PM CST
Cottage or no, I do have 4 tomato plants in the mix. It's just so easy to step out the front door to retrieve a tomato.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Aug 10, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Wow Frank! That is amazing
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kylaluaz
Aug 10, 2014 5:44 PM CST
I'd sure call it a cottage garden. It's a beautiful space.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 11, 2014 7:51 AM CST
Its as Cottage as ever. Just beautifully laid out.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 28, 2014 9:40 PM CST
Why not?
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indygardengal
Aug 30, 2014 7:03 PM CST
Looks like a cottage garden!!!!
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Jayz
Sep 6, 2014 5:03 AM CST
Hi frank, amazing garden loving the cotttage look also. Wish my garden looked as great as yours.

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