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An Unusual French Roundabout with a Pacific Island Theme

Next in my series of posts on French landscaped roundabouts, is this very unusual island themed roundabout in Brittany. I never cease to be impressed not only by the amount of work involved, but the sheer ingenuity that goes into the design and landscaping of roundabouts in France. 56 more words

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French Stone Cottage with Roses

This lovely stone cottage is typical of the architecture of the older houses in northern Brittany. Situated in a small coastal fishing village, this front garden is filled with a variety of roses, from shrub roses to climbing roses on trellises and arbors, in shades of pink, red and white.

Brittany

An orderly Kitchen garden in the country

Near the coast in northern Brittany, France, this house is surrounded by a neatly landscaped lawn area with benches and sitting areas; then further from the house is the kitchen garden with vegetable patches planted in orderly rows.

Brittany

Designs on Cottage style - by Karen McInnes

This article on cottage type gardens was written by teacher Karen McInnes.  This article was published in The Border Mail on Saturday 21st February 2015. 20 more words

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Recipe for a Traditional English Cottage Garden

Described by the British Cottage Garden Society as an informal, abundant, diverse planting, this well-loved gardening style is always in fashion with ’real’ gardeners. If you’d like to create a cottage garden at home, follow this recipe. 552 more words

Gardening

Blooming Seaside Cottage Garden in Brittany, France

As in one of my previous posts, this cottage garden is also in the coastal village of Landevennec in northern Brittany, France. This garden right by the water puts out a stunning show of fall blooms in September, with a riot of color from hydrangeas, roses, and foliage from grasses and perennials mixed into lush border.

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Featured Plant: Succulents

Featured Plant:  Succulents

Succulent, what does that word make you think of? Tasty, mouth watering?  Well, yes although many succulents (like Aloe Vera –a healing plant) are bitter, they do look thick enough to eat. 467 more words

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