Cottage Gardening forum: cottage gardening

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Name: Matthew William
Sydney (Zone 1)
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MatthewWilliam
Sep 23, 2011 2:08 AM CST
The purpose of the cottage garden was to provide food. It contained livestock, herbs, fruits and vegetables. Flowers were an optional extra and tended to be ones that had some practical value, such as seasoning food or repelling bugs.


Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Sep 23, 2011 6:18 AM CST
William,
Welcome to All Things Plants Smiling
I hope you find this a friendly and informative place.
Do you have a garden?
I don't think I have seen a zone 1 before what are your growing conditions?

Cinda
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all else is just existing.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Sep 23, 2011 9:37 AM CST
I have a book on cottage gardening & while it was mainly practical flower descriptions are included.

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