Use our planting and design tips to create your own cottage garden with a Western twist
South African plants work in Alan and Angelika Wilkinson’s exotic cottage garden in Los Angeles. The trick: Using multiple varieties and planting them for an unstudied effect.
African daisies with reddish orange flowers skirt the front, and Aloe marlothii with saffron-colored flower spikes and kalanchoe with pink bell-shaped blossoms fill in behind. Surrounding: Evergreen shrubs, New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium ‘Ruby Glow’), Leucadendron ‘Safari Sunset’, and a treelike protea.
Design: Robert Cornell (626/398-5581)