Cha. It took living with a horticulturist to teach me that I can’t treat plants like animals, and have to ignore the hell out of them -even the ones that require a lot of work- if I want them to thrive.Thought I’d share my little seedlings that have sprouted and are growing - I have always been a notorious plant killer (loved the plants to death, I think) but over the last year or so none have died on me!!
My cottage gardens had dahlias, coneflowers, lilies, and any perennial that was on clearance at the garden center. My whole front yard was a cottage garden with paths through it. It was beautiful! I didn't grow roses, but I know they are popular with cottage gardens. I also had a few containers of blueberries and raspberries mixed in. I grew all my herbs there and artichokes too. I had beautiful hydrangeas too. You can do whatever you want with your garden. After I moved, the new owners cut down all the flowers and put in a lawn. I was horrified!I live on a large property with several different kinds of gardens. I want to try doing a cottage garden this year. I've got it laid out for when the weather finally turns to spring here, but I'm still undecided on what to plant. I know I want hydrangeas and lots of color. Any suggestions?