A good cottage garden design will incorporate many elements, including a butterfly garden, a small water feature, curved paths, quiet sitting areas, seasonal plants and a herb garden. Cottage Garden’s tend to clutter plants and they have a burst of color from traditional cottage garden plants, hollyhocks, foxglove, four o’clock, delphiniums, daisies, coneflowers, Echinaceas and last but certainly not least is the lovely roses.
Add lots of containers, this will fill in the voids as you wait for the Cottage garden to mature and also allows you plant interesting hard to grow perennials or annuals that may have to be nurtured to obtain peak performance. Citrus trees such as my lemon tree on the left, and a pot of squash adds distinct blooms and bears fruit for the table. The Martha Washington geranium I ordered from Geraniaceae Nursery www.geraniaceae.com in California. They offer a tremendous catalog of different types and varieties of geraniums, not you typical big box store plants.