These romantic plants are must haves for a cottage style garden.
The quintessential cottage garden annual that is still much adored by gardeners today dark and light blue white plant in clumps for vertical contrast to a border. Cottage garden plants plant list and design ideas informal relaxed the is a style of that suits many australian homes are varied include range perennials herbs trees. For the perfect plant combination your cottage garden youll need right mix of brightly coloured and low growing plants like croftway pink bergamot scented favourites english lavender or frangipani salviaor nemesia their bright decorative appeal. There are australian plants to suit all gardens and situations in fact over 2000 i the aussie cottage garden nursery title aussiecottagegardenext. Using australian native plants cottage style gardening has been popular in australia since the first settlement this is a garden to enjoy with flowers growing profusion providing colour and scent giving sense of charm timeless traditionally gardens provide random mix ornamental plants vegetables herbs.
Nature is exuberant plants grow where seeds fall and pathways meander through the foliage straight lines rarely exist in are not neatly trimmed while a cottage garden should be an unkempt jumble of weeds it have natural feel to how can you create this feeling . Best plants for a cottage garden this species was voted one of the 75 greatest gardens by american horticultural society. Sophie thomson visits a gardener in adelaide with collection of native plants form across australia. Plants for full sun tropical hot and dry many have formed natural adaptations to cope with skinny leaves grey or red colouring water retention these often make them very attractive garden. Cottage gardens traditionally were a random mixture of useful and ornamental plants with more emphasis being given to the plants which could be eaten used for medicinal purposes or as animal forage.
Cottage garden style is relaxed colorful and fun says darrell trout avid gardener writer lecturer whose own reflects his passion for easy growing beauty a cottage has perhaps less regard rules than doing what you really love he.