Guide to cottage gardening

Use our planting and design tips to create your own cottage garden with a Western twist

Cottage garden billower plants
Photo by Terry Donnelly


Pillowy shrubs and perennials, like this phlox spilling over a rain barrel, add softness. Others: breath of heaven (Coleonema), ceanothus, lavatera, lilac.

Tip: Plant closely for a generous look.


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