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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Nov 26, 2011 10:02 AM CST
Here I thought we could add Cottage Gardening Resources, such as books, magazines, catalogs, etc. we have found useful in creating our gardens.

It takes more than just plants to create the effect of a Cottage Garden. Hardscape such as arches and arbors, stone paths, birdhouses, birdbaths,
garden ornaments, pickett fences and sheds, to mention but a few!


These two Hardcover editions are so beautiful, my constant companions:

English Cottage Gardens by Ethne Clarke & Clay Perry (Viking Press, 1986)

The Garden Border Book by Mary Keen (Capabilities Books, 1987) This book shows wonderful gardens along with their maps &plant lists.


I believe they may be available for almost a song on [url=www.abebooks.com]www.abebooks.com[/url]
( A great place for used books. I have gotten many "used" books that were like new for $1.00 from them.)

As actual books are being replaced by online "Readers", this site should be bursting!

Feel free to add your favorites..


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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Nov 26, 2011 11:00 AM CST
I have relied on 'America's Garden book' for years. It's probably still in print.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 26, 2011 11:16 AM CST
Not strictly Cottage style but for the South:


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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Janice
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sandnsea2
Nov 26, 2011 3:41 PM CST
Great books, Lucy and Tee!
I need to look at them.
Even though the Internet is a great source of information, there's something about having a book.....
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 26, 2011 4:13 PM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Nov 27, 2011 6:09 AM CST
You can't take a tower computer into the garden with you. Sticking tongue out
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sheryl
Nov 29, 2011 7:25 AM CST
Au contraire, dear Lucy - that's what iPhones are for!

And no, I sure don't!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Nov 29, 2011 9:42 AM CST
Of course, anything by the late great Christopher Lloyd is the epitome of the mixed border and English Cottage garden style.
I see his name is not on the cover (it's inside), but he wrote it for the RHS.

This small handbook packs a mean Cottage "punch".
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Dec 3, 2011 2:14 PM CST
Modern people with iphones. Our computer is a tower & I am still learning on it.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 3, 2011 4:13 PM CST
Smiling Lucy! That's ok!! Thumbs up
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Dec 3, 2011 4:13 PM CST

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You're not alone, Lucy. My computer's a tower and my telephone is attached to the wall by a cord.
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 3, 2011 4:23 PM CST

Zuzu, you are too funny!

Just got an Iphone this week and I love the thing! A computer in my purse.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 3, 2011 4:38 PM CST
zuzu said:You're not alone, Lucy. My computer's a tower and my telephone is attached to the wall by a cord.


Ummm, mine too. Shrug!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 3, 2011 9:23 PM CST
We have land lines. the phone in the kitchen is on the wall & a rotary which freaked out GD a couole of Christmases ago. Cell phone is sometimes with us in the car for emergencys. No one has its number except our children who live out of state. We have it to call out!
Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Dec 18, 2011 10:53 AM CST
The English Garden magazine is a feast for one's eyes.

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You can usually find it at Barnes and Noble and can subscribe.
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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
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Dec 18, 2011 11:00 AM CST



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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 18, 2011 2:14 PM CST
I subscribe to the English Garden & enjoy it very much. I do get a chuckle out of winter planting as of course most, except seeds doesn't work here.
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
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sandnsea2
Dec 19, 2011 3:20 PM CST
Yes, Lucy.

Really enjoy the advertisements in this magazine.

I am always in awe of their ability to purchase fantastic plants over there, and especially Snowdrops and Grape Hyacinths sold "in the green".

Sure wish ours were sold that way here.
Alot more people would be planting bulbs.

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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
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sandnsea2
Feb 20, 2012 7:42 AM CST
The March/April online newsletter ( not the print issue) of Fine Gardening has Cottage Garden information

http://www.finegardening.com/design/articles/how-to-design-a...

The print issue has some good articles on Peonie, Spring plant combos and Geums, among others.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Feb 20, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Did not come through when I clicked on the site.

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