Who doesn’t like to wander around the paths of a flowering, colorful cottage garden? It is almost a kind of meditation for nature lovers and frustrated victims of modern day life. When you sit on an old-fashioned wooden bench that smells the spring breeze and sees butterflies fluttering around, you can hardly imagine that you can achieve this cozy look in your own garden – but surprisingly you can!
This style of gardening does not require strict rules and is relatively inexpensive and easy to maintain.
Perennials & Yearbooks
If you want to turn your own outdoor space into a romantic cottage garden, the first step is to learn about the differences between the most popular types of plants and their specific characteristics. When it comes to lifespan, we can roughly divide flowers into two main categories called perennials and annuals, although there are certain overlapping categories and special cases.
Perennial plants are considered permanent because they usually go through several seasons with relatively short flowering times per year. Annuals have a lifespan of one year with longer flowering times. Annuals need to be replanted every year, but they immediately add color, size and volume to your garden. They’re pretty cheap in that they can be grown from seeds if you want to get a significant amount of plants at once. and the close spacing of the flower beds doesn’t leave much room for weeds.
Mix & match
Ideally, a cottage garden should have a combination of different types of plants for a rich and complete look. The next time you visit the region Botanical GardenYou can find out what’s growing best in your region and what your preferences are in terms of lighting, irrigation and soil. After that, you can plan the design of your garden to have a relaxed, informal look by using tall flowering perennials, hardy biennials, climbing and border plants and of course the amazingly bright annuals. The overall feel should be graceful and charming, and homely structures like arbors, benches, fences, and walls can add to the natural beauty of the flowers. The key to creating a perfect cottage garden – regardless of your preferences for plants and decoration – is to plant a lot of flowers with romantic colors densely.
When it comes to color, annuals are the stars of the garden. Pastel pinks and innocent whites are classics in traditional cottage gardens, but you can also opt for bright yellow, bright red, and electric blue. It all depends on your personal taste and you can keep experimenting with new plants and colors over the coming year. Here is a short list of my favorites among the most popular and beautiful yearbooks!
Marigold is one of the most common types of annual flowers to add the color of sunshine to any garden! It’s easy to grow in any zone with quite a bit of sun, its seeds germinate quickly, and it will bloom in a few months. These beautiful bright spheres will also attract useful pollinators to your cottage garden and fill it with life.
Zinnia flowers are another easy-to-grow attraction, and they bloom in just about any bright color you can think of. It’s a great choice for kids and first-time gardeners because it grows quickly, reliably, and requires very little maintenance.
The name for this elegant flower is no coincidence – in ancient Greek it means harmony and an ordered universe. And it is harmonious indeed; You can grow cosmos flowers by simply sprinkling seeds in a bed and then watching them stay in bloom for months. It’s a very easy to care for plant that comes in a rainbow of colors and will also help keep your entire garden blooming by attracting bees, butterflies and birds.
Also known as the cornflower, this European wildflower requires minimal maintenance and is free to reseed. I especially love the blue of the cornflowers in cottage gardens. The ruffle flowers are pretty sturdy – and surprise, surprise – they’re actually edible! You can use these bright blue, sweet and flavorful flowers as a side dish for salads straight from your garden.
Bleeding love lies
Love lie bleeding is a poetic name for a poetic plant and belongs to the amaranth family. Its seeds have been widely used in various cuisines and for medicinal purposes in various cultures, and its non-fading flowers (amaranth is derived from the Greek word “amarantos” which means “non-fading”) have appeared in world literature as a symbol of hopeless love . You may not be the one to write verse about the drooping purple flowers of this annual plant, but it will definitely add to the charm of your cottage garden with its unusual, eye-catching appearance.
No matter which of these beautiful yearbooks you want to plant in your cottage garden, don’t forget to make it your own! There are no wrong answers here, and it doesn’t matter if you don’t own a large yard now to transform into a traditional cottage garden with long paths and complex structures – you can start with just a flower bed by your front door or under your mailbox , then slowly work on your gardening skills to expand your planting area, and finally enjoy an abundance of showy, fragrant flowers that change from month to month, year to year.