Cottage Gardens We Love

The perfect partner for a charming cottage is a colorful and oh-so-delightful landscape.

Front Yard Perennial Garden

Visitors to RMSer Sunny777's home are greeted with this beautiful garden near the front porch.

Bright and Airy Flower Garden Photo by jndesign

Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed susans, astilbe and hollyhocks fill this garden. \"More than half the plants were split from perennials in other areas of my garden,\" says RMSer jndesign, \"and this turned out to be my favorite bed.\"

Rose Garden Photo by SpackleMuddPalin

RMSer SpackleMuddPalin conserves water in her southern California garden. The roses get drip irrigation, she says, and \"surrounding plants survive only on winter rain and waste water from the koi pond.\"

We often say that homeowners shouldn't feel limited by a lack of space. RMS user Richaro's front yard literally billows with beautiful flowers.

'Patriot' hostas and white impatiens help set off this charming vintage bungalow in Portland. Pink tree roses are planted on both ends of the porch. Design by RMS user CottageConvert

There wasn't much of a garden when the homeowners bought this cottage with the idea in mind to create flower beds that would soften the edges of an organic raised-bed garden. Their ultimate goal is to create a landscape where they can \"graze throughout the yard on fruits, herbs and berries.\" Says RMS user Craighead, \"We still have a long way to go, but we've at least started to establish a country-cottage feeling to our little bungalow in the city.\"

RMS user KeithC's cottage garden features a sweeping mix of roses, grasses, annuals, perennials and decorative garden art.

Cottage Garden

Zinnias, black-eyed Susans, coneflowers, cardinal flowers, dahlias and more appoint this exuberant cottage garden in western North Carolina. Design by RMS user mmccool719_11307165

This charming cottage garden is a showcase for shade-loving plants. RMS user wlaker used stain to transform the plain concrete patio and walkway into faux flagstone.

Abundant Backyard Flower Garden

Everywhere you look, RMSer Dotsgarden's outdoor space is a riot of color. She says her roses and clematis are \"like old friends who come to visit every spring and often during the summer.\"

White Pergola Shines in Cottage Garden

A beautiful arbor anchors RMSer molly_dog's garden, which is rampant with lilies, Shasta daisies, roses and much more. \"This is where I spend almost all my free time,\" she says.

White Flowers

A beautiful container composition can bring the cottage-garden look to a deck or patio. Here, foxgloves, petunias, and sweet potato vine combine to create a beautiful vignette. Posted by RMSer countrygrl125

Pot Plant

RMSer Chris Major packed the cottage-garden aesthetic into one planter. Several varieties of coleus, Mexican feather grass and other plants give the container garden a soft, free-form look.

Perennial Cottage Style Garden

A pretty picket fence helps provide the structure for the this gorgeous cottage-style garden. Another perennial garden surrounds the gazebo, which is illuminated at night. Posted by RMSer retired editor

Garden Path

RMSer SilvesterII's cottage-style plantings lead from the street up to her front door and include perennials, herbs, grasses and more.

Cottage-Style Garden Bed

In RMSer triciaf's front yard, a glorious combination of phlox, liatris, monarda, rudbeckia and joepye weed mix with blue spruce and birch.

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