Elements of a Cottage Garden
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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Is there anything better than sitting in your jammies in your garden on a sunny morning?! I think not 🙂
I LOVED YOUR GARDEN. THE PICTURE OF OLD FAITHFUL DOGGIE, LOOKED SWEET. I DO APPRECIATE WELL BEHAVED DOGS:):) HOPE YOUR WHOLE DAY WAS NICE. YESTERDAY AND TODAY ALSO IS PRETTY. HEY, THAT’S TWO DAYS IN A ROW, YIPPEE. SMILES TO YOU,SUSIE
Morning is the absolute best time of the day…your garden is a lovely place to get centered and start your day. Hope the great weather continues! 🙂
this was such a BEAUTIFUL post! I could feel your peacefulness through it!!! thank you
Beautiful pictures – and I love that you and your pajamas took them. Thanks!
So pretty Jennifer!;) I LOVE your furry baby and how he has a smile on his face~Just precious!! Hugs, Rachel
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70 and a breeze sounds wonderful…how did it already get to 90 here. your morning sounds wonderful!
What a wonderful way to start a day. We are having such an usual spring, it hasn’t been warm enough to be inviting early in the day. I love the picture of your dog, what a sweetheart. Thanks for the great garden tour.
Love you doggie pic…so cute! I am jealous of your weather..after living in TX for twenty years, I am now in Oregon-and the spring is yet to arrive. We are ( supposedly, lol) 15 degrees BELOW normal-and haven’t had a 70 degree day yet 🙁
I miss my big ole TX garden, and my annuals that would be in full swing by now-but this place is a new challenge, and I am sure I’ll be able to take my seedlings out of the cold frame…SOON?
Thanks for making me take time to appreciate what is right before me-even if it is different.
Your garden looks great !! ..and o my what a sweet dog!!…love Ria…xxx…
I couldn’t agree more….
your backyard looks so pretty Jen
hi jen! it was beautiful here today as well! my son and i wandered around the nursery for awhile it was wonderful! susan
you have a beautiful back yard…love your garden bed!!
it was so beautiful this morning. yesterday too. i have been working in the yard nonstop. feels so good. your garden looks so beautiful.
What a beautiful way to start out your day, Jenn. It doesn’t any mor perfect than that. ♥ Your garden is so sweet and I adore the little treasures you’ve tucked here and there. 🙂
Love your yard!
I love going out on our deck and just listening to the quiet…cradling my first coffee and just enjoying…
Looks like you have asuch a serene place to enjoy!!
Loved this post!
Im off tomorrow so I plan to have some of these “quiet moments”
Loved this post Jen… no matter how hectic it gets, I stop and find that place of peace in my spirit, if just for a minute.
Your garden looks amazing!
Oh I like the way you think…we all need to do that way more often! Your just plain good for the soul! x0x0
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