My newest addition is a bit of running water that the birds are loving with a solar powered fountain. I have more on that DIY coming up! It makes the area off of our patio feel so lush and relaxing!
A porch swing or comfy places to sit you can relax and put your feet up on. They are places to enjoy that slightly overgrown wildness of the cottage garden.
Old concrete items, statuary and birdbaths too make the cottage garden feel “cottagey”
And statuary poking out from places among the greenery.
I love how this statue of Mary rests where my lavender garden is from last year. She does move around every year, so next year you might see her somewhere else. this year she’s hanging out by the garlic.
Adding creative elements like this bed frame to my planting bed” is the perfect touch for the cottage garden feel.
It’s so exciting when everything is finally growing like these beets. It makes the garden so alive. If you’ve ever wanted to start your own garden, see how in this post about planting a victory garden.
And of course every cottage garden has a sweet puppy to hang out in it. I miss this girl.
Arbors and trellises with a hanging basket or two are always a requirement when creating a cottage garden feel
A cottage garden feels like a vacation even when you’re at home. For more planting and gardening tips, check out this post about planting in the shade.
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