Van De Voorde Elemental Design Group
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Cottage Garden, Aptos traditional landscape
 

Cottage Garden, Aptos

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Kitchen Garden
Becky Harris added this to 20 Ways to Get the Cottage Garden Look
1. Don't be afraid to make your guest have a brush with lavender or lamb's ear as they navigate their way to the door. Just don't keep prickly thorns in their path.
Becky Harris added this to Cottage Bliss
I forgot to mention that magical gardens also go hand-in-hand with my definition of cottage.
Amy Renea added this to Make the Most of a Small Garden
Is the cottage look more your style? Cottage gardens are perfect in a small space. Cluster 10 to 15 plants around your doorstep for a charming look. Go for plants with fragrance to create an experience every time you come home. Plants that work well in a cottage garden like this include catmint, Russian sage, lavender, rosemary and rose.20 Ways to Get the Cottage Garden Look
Deliberate design elements blend happily with accidental ones in a spontaneous garden. The garden owner gives equal status to both the ordinary and the rare: edibles, for instance, are tucked among precious ornamentals; glossy finishes appear in contrast to rustic materials; lavish plantings occupy humble vessels. A spontanteous garden gives the impression that its owners skipped away from chores or tasks for an impromptu picnic midway through.I love this garden for some of these characteristics. Low-maintenance gravel has so many pluses, including the fact that annuals and perennials are encouraged to self-sow in it. The billowy plantings here are companionable with the bungalow's natural shingle exterior. The look is uncontrived and effortless. This is a place you want to visit (and possibly move into).
Here's a great example of a 2-mile-per-hour garden. Upon approaching the door, someone can appreciate the fine details of this free-form planting. The simple cottage architecture is perfectly paired with a rustic, exuberant array of wildflowers and perennials.
Lavender and wood. Outdoors, purple plants like lavender, violets and salvia look right at home tucked up against a weathered wood fence or shingled home.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

jberwanger added this to jberwanger's Ideas
April 12, 2014
Lavender for the garden
Melanie Charlton added this to entryway
April 11, 2014
Plants
trailerable added this to patios and outdoor buildings
April 11, 2014
for east side of house
lalaloohoo added this to Landscape & Garden 2...165
April 7, 2014
the look of the spontaneous garden
Amy McRae added this to Garden
April 2, 2014
Colourful planting
Kimberly Schell added this to Cambridge Home
March 30, 2014
Shingle siding
tabathama added this to yard
March 29, 2014
Love layers
Doug Hess added this to Craftsman Exteriors and Landscaping
March 25, 2014
Imitate these levels of plants with prairie?
Jo Munro added this to outside
March 24, 2014
Salvia lavendar and daisy
laurensegal1923 added this to laurensegal1923's Ideas
March 22, 2014
garden
djatexmore added this to Garden
March 22, 2014
The colors of lavender, salvia and violets for the septic walls and top. Add in some low growing/spreading flowers in yellow.
llwight added this to Landscape
March 21, 2014
plantings surround structure
mkgreenbean added this to Edible Landscaping
March 20, 2014
gravel path entry
mimigino added this to yards
March 20, 2014
Layers
stevewinggee added this to Landscape Ideas
March 20, 2014
flowers
bobbielinx added this to Landscape Ideas
March 20, 2014
I like the tall purple things, & we like any purple (high & low)
pschilpp added this to outside
March 20, 2014
plantings for the wooden fence
44444444444 added this to 44444444444's ideas
March 19, 2014
Lavande
sharonvb added this to sharonvb's ideas
March 19, 2014
like everything about this scene
lauripan added this to landscaping
March 19, 2014
lavender flowers
3326 added this to Exterior Ideas
March 19, 2014
lavender...?
jodyerenberg added this to jodyerenberg's ideas
March 19, 2014
landscaping
haustek added this to haustek's ideas
March 19, 2014
perrenial arrangements
goldfish39 added this to goldfish39's Ideas
March 19, 2014
Garden design - cottage w/ purple
Cyndie Birdsong added this to studio
March 19, 2014
this would be great for studio entrance
oreocat123 added this to oreocat123's ideas
March 19, 2014
Nice garden with lavender
jgaskin59 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 19, 2014
Possible for backyard
barbarastruble added this to barbarastruble's ideas
March 19, 2014
nice plantings
paninky added this to Landscape Ideas
March 19, 2014
yellow and shades of purple and lavendar (and green) in garden). and layering of height, of course
m2vetter added this to cabin
March 19, 2014
lavender, violets, and salvia = purple plants for wood cabin garden
petsarepeopletoo added this to petsarepeopletoo's Ideas
March 19, 2014
Garden
oggy13 added this to gardens
March 19, 2014
color mix for side garden
rdeho2002 added this to rdeho2002's ideas
March 19, 2014
Lavender
erikjskala added this to erikjskala's ideas
March 19, 2014
Lavender and wood. Outdoors, purple plants like lavender, violets and salvia look right at home tucked up against a weathered wood fence or shingled home.
mhrabrich added this to back yard
March 18, 2014
Groups of flowers for our front yard
cathinan added this to garden
March 17, 2014
This house plants
darlinetyrell1 added this to darlinetyrell1's ideas
March 17, 2014
This would make a pretty watercolor
sajoko added this to sajoko's Ideas
March 17, 2014
Front yard
stacy34223 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 17, 2014
So informal
hamayna added this to Garden
March 15, 2014
cottage garden
karladecor added this to cottage ideas
March 12, 2014
flowers
taramirel added this to Landscape Ideas
March 10, 2014
like mix of different color flowers
Heather Dystrup-Chiang added this to webuser_878378's Ideas
March 10, 2014
Lavender, pebbles
Michele Bagnasco added this to garden
March 5, 2014
style front
126cambridge added this to Front Yard Ideas
February 26, 2014
no
millstone added this to Cabins
February 20, 2014
For R&A...combination of grasses and flowers
ukdurrants added this to ukdurrants's Ideas
February 14, 2014
Like the messy look
aholland6 added this to aholland6's Ideas
February 11, 2014
Plants and window
Ashley Bell added this to Idea Book #1 Ashley
January 30, 2014
Kitchen garden
fickentn added this to bathroom
January 4, 2014
Gardens
mjlsrb added this to mjlsrb's Ideas
January 1, 2014
Nice smelling plants
Gayna Redick added this to exterior design ideas
December 29, 2013
Door shingles white trim big window
adbryan26 added this to Landscape Ideas
December 2, 2013
like the salvia/lavender/lythrum
barbarawatt added this to barbarawatt's ideas
November 17, 2013
garden
luna400 added this to luna400's ideas
November 8, 2013
Plants!
amybknight added this to amybknight's ideas
November 3, 2013
Cottage gARden
atl21fj added this to English country cottage
November 2, 2013
garden
maritchie added this to maritchie's ideas
November 2, 2013
landscape
Charla Sams Edwards added this to charla_samsedwards's ideas
October 31, 2013
Love
Gail DeWitt added this to gail_dewitt9980's Ideas
October 30, 2013
Landscape
judymoll added this to Landscape Ideas
October 25, 2013
I like the plantings.
Alison Kliese added this to alison_kliese's ideas
October 21, 2013
front garden
OLASO & ASOCIADOS added this to JARDÍN
October 18, 2013
g
8920ryan added this to plants
October 17, 2013
lavendar
wytxdoll added this to Kid's Cottage
October 13, 2013
The plants framing the cottage
smcneal225 added this to outside
October 12, 2013
Under trees in back yard
cjknowless added this to cjknowless's ideas
October 11, 2013
plantings
Dha Mee Scobel added this to Exterior Ideas
October 6, 2013
front house
lbzilly added this to Gardening
October 4, 2013
Cottage Garden Appeal
rosesteatime added this to rosesteatime's Ideas
October 2, 2013
Try layering!!
jcd1975 added this to jcd1975's ideas
October 1, 2013
really like this
mikesheffey added this to Patio Ideas
September 28, 2013
Shingles
mrslysst28 added this to Small Patio designs/ideas
September 26, 2013
catmint, Russian Sage, Lavender, Rosemary and rose.
Jessica Luckert added this to Landscape Ideas
September 25, 2013
Catmint, Russian Sage, Lavender, Rosemary, and Roses. Must smell amazing.
dionysia22 added this to Garden
September 24, 2013
Plants
theshamsas added this to Landscape Ideas
September 16, 2013
nice
1sunshine29 added this to Cottages
September 12, 2013
Lovely flowers
karladecor added this to karladecor's ideas
September 11, 2013
flowers
christinamollenhour added this to Pavilion Ideas - JCM
September 7, 2013
wildflowers on lake lot near boathouse or around the pavilion
virgiebirdie added this to Come on in!
September 4, 2013
love the color variation in the plants, would look great at the entrance to many homes!
Lara Bartley added this to garden
September 4, 2013
photos
ajsweeney added this to Exteriors
September 1, 2013
Cottage architecture complimented by a cottage garden (herbs and wildflowers).
waynenguyen added this to waynenguyen's Ideas
August 27, 2013
Landscaping
Taylor added this to exterior
August 25, 2013
gravel walkway + bush-like flowers
carolynrobertson added this to carolynrobertson's ideas
August 25, 2013
wild
sangonzalo added this to Jardin
August 20, 2013
Jardín
Angela McGregor added this to angusmcg's ideas
August 18, 2013
Landscaping ideas
Ludmila Krotikova added this to Landscape Ideas
August 14, 2013
цветы
lozkixass added this to lozkixass's ideas
August 12, 2013
Lavender
erikalane added this to erikalane's Ideas
August 8, 2013
Sage
shellmorgan added this to Exterior Ideas
August 7, 2013
freeform and rustic wildflowers and perrennials for a simple cottage design
Louisa Concetta added this to yard
August 5, 2013
Low water garden
lgl1964 added this to lgl1964's ideas
August 5, 2013
Cottage flower garden
images added this to wildflower garden
August 2, 2013
Pebbles
easwinney added this to easwinney's ideas
July 30, 2013
so beautiful
christinequinn added this to Exterior Ideas
July 26, 2013
Flowers
rocioyong added this to rocioyong's ideas
July 24, 2013
Lavender
katysuppes added this to outside
July 24, 2013
Front
clickpackmove added this to Landscape Ideas
July 22, 2013
I like the flowers mixed with the gravel
Leslie Scofield_Maloney added this to Garden
July 19, 2013
front
mcguirehomes added this to garden
July 9, 2013
Love the wild, untamed look
bbirden added this to house style
July 8, 2013
love the plants like a jungle
manateegirl added this to Landscape Ideas
July 1, 2013
catmint, russian sage, lavender, rosemary and rose
lyrel added this to EXTERIOR
June 30, 2013
Garden plants, colour
Lindsay Liepold added this to lindsay_liepold's Ideas
June 30, 2013
Garden
cfoltz added this to garden ideas
June 27, 2013
Deer proof
ladybogart added this to ladybogart's ideas
June 23, 2013
Is the cottage look more your style? Cottage gardens are perfect in a small space. Cluster 10 to 15 plants around your doorstep for a charming look. Go for plants with fragrance to create an experience every time you come home. Plants that work well in a cottage garden like this include catmint, Russian sage, lavender, rosemary and rose.
jezmom added this to jezmom's Ideas
June 22, 2013
Garden wild look
ciesla added this to ciesla's Ideas
June 21, 2013
J
svenn13 added this to Plants
June 20, 2013
Plants
Julie Osterkamp added this to Cottage
June 19, 2013
water wise garden
Renae Murray added this to renae_murray's Ideas
June 18, 2013
Flowers
richardmanning added this to richardmanning's Ideas
June 14, 2013
Lavender and pebble ground
Kae Lea Day added this to webuser_425453's ideas
June 13, 2013
front of cabin
Robert Blalock added this to Bear Country Landscape
June 11, 2013
Crushed granite walkway. Cottage garden.
bedlington added this to garden
June 10, 2013
Garden design
Cindy Desmet added this to Garden stuff
June 9, 2013
gravel
kthompsong added this to Landscape Ideas
June 7, 2013
cottage garden
jbayer added this to Mirpeset/Small Garden Ideas
June 6, 2013
Cluster around doorstep
pinkpanther59 added this to Landscape
June 3, 2013
love the wildflower colors up against this shingled house
Anthracite Builders, LLC added this to 517 N. Colorado
June 2, 2013
Exterior flower gardens
Myrtle Hankins Sydenham added this to houzz ideas
May 31, 2013
cottage garden and path near front door
redsonja added this to Cottage garden
May 29, 2013
lavender at front door- both sides add to bunkhouse front also
alisonmyers added this to Backyard
May 27, 2013
Cottage garden.
belindacollins added this to belindacollins's Ideas
May 26, 2013
love the rustic layers
Jedi Design added this to sloped backyard
May 24, 2013
Turner's
itreatedyoudecent added this to Calle Vista
May 23, 2013
Easy grow idea for backyard
jr3andb added this to landscape
May 22, 2013
plant mix
jvignalats added this to jvignalats's Ideas
May 22, 2013
Flowers
bravedog101 added this to Rustic Modern
May 21, 2013
Landscaping
Kathy Salisbury added this to kathy_salisbury's ideas
May 21, 2013
love the big purple thing...
cheryl4421 added this to cheryl4421's Ideas
May 20, 2013
Colors
szmutko8 added this to Landscape Ideas
May 18, 2013
Gravel and wildflowers.
alisonjm1 added this to alisonjm1's ideas
May 17, 2013
Natural
spikeandava added this to Holden lower yard
May 17, 2013
Gravel with plants
mjstallmann added this to mjstallmann's Ideas
May 16, 2013
Like the flowers
moonmotel added this to moonmotel's Ideas
May 12, 2013
colorful landscaping!
kirstyaedwards added this to Patio Ideas
May 12, 2013
Plant likes
powsnert added this to backyard
May 12, 2013
flowers
rachdbailey added this to rachdbailey's ideas
May 12, 2013
Plant placement
clauswomann added this to Garden
May 8, 2013
Leduc landscaping for front
magnolia1766 added this to outdoors
May 1, 2013
composición
wildfirct added this to Landscape Ideas
April 26, 2013
Mixture of wild flowers
evelynsteiner added this to evelynsteiner's ideas
April 26, 2013
nice plant ideas for in front of mt house
Dessa Lea Productions added this to Garden
April 25, 2013
beach house?
Ellen Matthews added this to ellen_matthews2116's ideas
April 25, 2013
flowers
aish82384 added this to aish82384's ideas
April 24, 2013
garden
laughy22 added this to laughy22's Ideas
April 24, 2013
Deck/garden
jerowilliamson added this to garden
April 24, 2013
Back door
moniquemetzing added this to moniquemetzing's ideas
April 24, 2013
garden
gemini52275 added this to gemini52275's ideas
April 23, 2013
Landscape and shingles
M Wang added this to Landscape Ideas
April 23, 2013
2 mph familiar entry
Linda Gentile Fifield added this to Landscape Ideas
April 23, 2013
Like the plants on both sides of walk
jessay31 added this to jessay31's Favorites
April 23, 2013
cottage garden
mfganther added this to Landscape Ideas
April 23, 2013
I like the plants
Stephanie Vasconcellos added this to stephanie_vasconcellos's ideas
April 23, 2013
drought resistant plants
Esther Lorenson added this to esther_lorenson's Ideas
April 22, 2013
Landscaping
Angela Watts added this to Landscape
April 22, 2013
Free-form planting
hairdryer added this to hairdryer's ideas
April 22, 2013
Flowers fore chad
trac92264 added this to Office windows
April 22, 2013
hanging opaque glass to cover "bare" window
Mary McClain added this to mary_mcclain's ideas
April 22, 2013
bushes near front of house
lisamattheis added this to Landscaping
April 22, 2013
purple
Coates Co added this to alanacoates's ideas
April 22, 2013
garden
fnprice added this to fnprice's ideas
April 22, 2013
flowers
lmariapz added this to garden design tips
April 22, 2013
Visual information
nstone55 added this to nstone55's ideas
April 21, 2013
garden
artgirly added this to landscape/exterior
April 21, 2013
nice layers
littlegram added this to littlegram's ideas
April 21, 2013
love it
vbelshaw added this to walls
April 21, 2013
cedar shingles
kkolanovic added this to Lanscaping
April 21, 2013
colors
annealfaro added this to annealfaro's Ideas
April 21, 2013
Sun loving plants
caree added this to caree's ideas
April 21, 2013
Drought tolerant
Kate McInnerney added this to kate_mcinnerney's Ideas
April 21, 2013
Love the plant combinations - great color and scale
printergirl2 added this to printergirl2's ideas
April 21, 2013
aqua with the dark brown of the siding.
Margie McLaughlin added this to margie_mclaughlin's ideas
April 21, 2013
free-form garden
sapphireriver added this to Outside
April 21, 2013
cottage garden
taramari added this to plantings
April 21, 2013
wildflower plantings
jguerin added this to jguerin's ideas
April 21, 2013
landscape
bskw added this to bskw's Ideas
April 21, 2013
grassless yards--great but in the wrong climate
jjyao added this to Landscape Ideas
April 21, 2013
love the wildness of these flowers
paulaandbobby added this to patio gardens
April 21, 2013
casual form and color
njeffery added this to njeffery's ideas
April 21, 2013
Shingle sided home with beautiful natural plantings.
lauralefaix added this to outside house
April 21, 2013
Here's a great example of a 2-mile-per-hour garden. Upon approaching the door, someone can appreciate the fine details of this free-form planting. The simple cottage architecture is perfectly paired with a rustic, exuberant array of wildflowers and perennials.
saracrockett added this to outdoor
April 21, 2013
Flowers
jsashford added this to colors and such
April 21, 2013
Curb appeal
mdep added this to mdep exterior
April 20, 2013
Fleurs...
bunbers added this to bunbers's ideas
April 20, 2013
love the plantings around the house
april7baby added this to april7baby's ideas
April 16, 2013
yes for entry
neelibatra added this to hill house
April 16, 2013
love the wooden side panels, can we find this in india
clairebaby added this to exterior ideas
April 14, 2013
the color and height
merrysunshine added this to cottage
April 14, 2013
cottage garden
sweeterman added this to Hollenbach's ideas
April 13, 2013
Russian sage, lavender, lambs ear, rosemary, catnip
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