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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.


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


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


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.


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

Sonoma County

A Courtyard Garden for a Woodland Cottage

On the outskirts of a small fishing village in Brittany, France, bordered by some woods, the original stone cottage was expanded over the years into a U-shape construction around a pleasant courtyard garden in the front, edged with rough stone walls.


Hidden in the Highlands

I am missing my garden!  It is just a small cottage garden, but it’s mine and I miss it.  Right now it is hidden and sleeping underneath a bonny white coverlet.   111 more words

Highland Haven B&B