Cottage Gardening forum: My sort of "Cottage Garden"

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Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Jul 28, 2011 8:35 AM CST
I call my flower beds cottage style because there's no rhyme or reason to them...I just plant stuff in the ground. Hilarious!

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"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Jul 28, 2011 8:31 PM CST
What gorgeous photos, Vicky! Love your garden and oh! such lush Lilies. The cat beneath the Hosta is just precious! Lovey dubby
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Jul 29, 2011 2:08 PM CST
Lovely shots!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 29, 2011 4:49 PM CST
Oh, WOW! The only thing I miss about living in South Bend is the opportunity to have gardens like yours. Thank you for posting. Smiling
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jul 30, 2011 3:09 AM CST
Very lovely gardens.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jul 30, 2011 7:08 AM CST
Beautiful and a cat too Smiling every garden need a cat or four.
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all else is just existing.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jul 31, 2011 7:55 AM CST
Gorgeous shots, Vicky! Your garden definitely has the Cottage garden look, and with a very authentic English quality to my eye. I LOVE that face garden ornament!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 8, 2011 9:49 AM CST
I think that 'cottage' might refer to all which is planted as well as the way it is planted. Afterall the original 'cottage' gardens had fruit trees as well as veggies & herbs & flowers.
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
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Cottage_Rose
Aug 8, 2011 8:04 PM CST
The August flowers are in full swing...Hibiscus, Hydrangeas and Tall Phlox to name a few standouts. Just wanted to add these pics because I was lucky to get these Black Swollowtail shots. They love the Tall Phlox.

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"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Aug 8, 2011 8:06 PM CST
irisarian
I do have thyme, mints and lavender in my gardens too.
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Aug 8, 2011 10:23 PM CST
Beautiful photos. Smiling
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Name: Suzanne
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Aug 8, 2011 11:39 PM CST

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Gorgeous shots Vicky!! Would love that clematis Rooguchi added to the database!
http://cubits.org/Clematis/db/clematiscultivars/view/228/
And of course your roses. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Aug 9, 2011 2:23 AM CST
I am just getting into phlox for next year.
Yours are lovely Vicki
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Aug 9, 2011 8:14 AM CST
Great shots, Vicky! Phlox are among my favorites, August would be so dull here without them.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Vicky Thompson
Michigan (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member Sempervivums Roses Peonies Region: Michigan Rabbit Keeper
Lilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Farmer Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Annuals
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Cottage_Rose
Aug 9, 2011 8:17 AM CST
Thanks all!
Sue I added that pic to the database.
"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck"
Cottage Rose Birds n' Blossoms

Name: Suzanne
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Aug 9, 2011 1:28 PM CST

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Thanks Vicky!!
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Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
Aug 9, 2011 1:50 PM CST
Beautiful shots...love the phlox and swallow tails. Lovey dubby
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
Daylilies Roses Orchids Miniature Gardening Lilies Irises
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sandnsea2
Aug 11, 2011 3:04 PM CST
Great shots of the phlox and butterflies!! Lovey dubby
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Aug 11, 2011 5:41 PM CST
I agree
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Veronica
zone 5b
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indygardengal
Aug 12, 2011 4:07 PM CST
I just recently posted on the Home Garden Tours forum and I have seen Joanne update hers..Just wishing we could rejuvenate some interest in that forum..There are some really good contributors and I am wondering where they are and hoping some other cottage gardeners will check it out...
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27

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