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April 15, 2013
damtbm wrote:
Could you please list the flowers?
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Is this at Heritage Plantation on Cape Cod? Sure looks it...
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August 13, 2012
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Perhaps you could plant moss in between the rocks.
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For an inexpensive solution, I planted thyme between painted concrete stepping stones.
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July 29, 2012
aariana grande wrote:
how long does it take to water all of those plants?
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The pink trumpet flowers in lower right and lower left are Mandevilla, sometimes called Dipladenia.
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Carole Westgaard
I can't believe people don't water plants and then wonder why they died!
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March 24, 2014
catherinecarley wrote:
How long should a valance be?
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June 11, 2013
jeannecg wrote:
Where can I purchase the armillary sphere sundial? - Is the sundial and stand available for purchase?
Thank you, Jeanne

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Cottage Garden Style
Start with the layout. Traditionally, the main path would lead directly to the front door, with plants billowing over on each side. That's still appropriate, but you could also create a winding path that leads you on a tour through the garden.
Beth Woodson and Kristy Woodson Harvey added this to Walkway Landscaping Rolls Out the Welcome Mat
A burst of color can be so welcoming on a front walk. Bright flowers can accessorize a monochromatic home exterior.
LuAnn Brandsen added this to Pathway Plantings That Please the Senses
4. Fragrance giversAdd another dimension to a garden path with aromatic flowers. Visitors will love brushing up against tobacco flower, old-fashioned petunias, lavender, spicy dianthus and heliotrope with its vanilla or cherry pie scent.
J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Texas Gardener's September Checklist
Plant perennials. Fall is a wonderful time for planting perennials, and virtually any perennial that is suitable for growing in zones 7 or 8 is a good choice. Consider adding Mexican mint marigold (Tagetes lucida), Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), yellowbells (Tecoma stans) and autumn sage (Salvia gregii). Planting perennials in the fall gives them the cooler months to establish deep, healthy roots, so your spring growth will be much larger and robust.
The flair of cottage garden planting. Planting schemes moved away from Victorian restrictions and turned to a more naturalistic or cottage garden style. These plantings related to the site and soil conditions, the local identity and how the plants grew naturally.Plants were grown in drifts and allowed to spill over paths and edging, with little obvious control. This look is the image most people have of a traditional English country garden.
This might be a good garden to wrap up this design lesson with. It might sound obvious, but assuming you have at least average gardening skills, your plants will grow larger than they were the day you installed them. Unlike interior design, in which your coffee table more or less remains the size it was when you brought it home, your plants will keep changing. That means your stuff and space percentages will evolve over time. That’s not a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s worth thinking ahead when you decide how many plants to buy and how to space them. This giddy garden appears to be devouring the path. Everywhere you look flowers are bumping up against their neighbors, like a mosh pit of perennials. It’s charming and well suited to the style of house and, I assume, suits the owner’s sense of style. The point is, if your goal is to maintain a certain balance of space and mass, pay attention to the mature size of each plant you select, allowing adequate space to achieve the size nature intended.Lay of the Landscape: Find your garden style
8. Assess conditions. What kind of light do you have? Whether your yard is mostly in the sun or in the shade, you'll need to plant accordingly. This can be a disappointment for new gardeners, who might have visions of peonies and roses and lilacs dancing in their heads. It can be disappointing to consider plants that can handle less sun; it certainly was for me.
Paintbox Garden added this to Is It Time for a Sundial in Your Garden?
This romantic Boston garden features a sundial at the terminus of a stone path. Framed with tall lilies and a loose mix of anemones, dianthus and petunias, the sundial makes a vertical element near the house. This is classic cottage style with a loose and informal feel.

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Wild garden
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We'd lose a few dogs in this backyard!
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Cottage garden
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Love this flower garden May 2013 There are over 75 different varieties of plants.....list too long but here's a quick overview: Phlox paniculata: David, Blue Paradise, Bright Eyes, Lilium 'After Eight' and 'Casa Blanca', Platycodon grandiflorus, Echincea 'Magnus' and 'Kim's Knee High', Anemone 'Honorine Jobert', 'September Charm', Rosa cl Pink Eden, Rosa cl New Dawn, Leuchanthemum 'Becky', Nepeta 'Walker's Low', Senorita Rosalita Cleome, Eupatorium, Alcea, Allium 'Globemaster', Ilex 'Skypencil', Buxus sempirvirens suff., Mandevilla, Rosa 'Princess Diana', Rosa 'Enchanted Evening', Rosa 'Gertrude Jekyll', Rosa 'Pink Promise', Rosa 'Bonica', Rosa 'Pretty Woman', Rosa 'Appleblossom', Peonia 'Sarah Bernhardt', 'Festiva Maximus'. The Supertunias are 'Vista Silverberry', 'Vista Bubblegum' with a verbena mixed in...don't remember which variety might of been patio pink.
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true cottage garden love
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Flowers and walk way
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I love this kind of flower garden
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Back shed with awning and wild flowers
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DON'T like this- looks a mess and will be barren in the winter
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English country garden
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Large masses of randomly placed colorful plants. The stone path draws you along toward the art piece, though the art piece is more formal than the rest of the cottage style garden.
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English garden
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types of the flowers
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beautiful colors
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all plants and paths
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Side entry to back yard idea
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The flowers to the front door
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I love all the flowers.
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Garden stepping stones
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OMG! So many layers of color & texture! I love it!!!
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armillary sun dial
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flowers in abundance
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Looks like something I can do next year!
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pathway and plantings
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random "looking" plantings lush like colors
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Informal paths packed with flowers
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Path for back garden
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Walkway landscape
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Cottage garden
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lots of color and texture
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The wildflower mish mash.
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Cottage garden
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Beautiful but unrealistic as requires too much water.
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stepping stones
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pretty english garded
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Aménagement de fleurs
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Walk to front door
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love that is a bit overgrown
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gardening long narrow spaces
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mixture of plants
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Lots of color; variety -another example
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my english garden...dream
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Mix of flowers
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flowers & path (front yard)?
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Fragrance - tobacco plant, petunias, lavender, dianthus, heliotrope
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Fragrance givers Add another dimension to a garden path with aromatic flowers. Visitors will love brushing up against tobacco flower, old-fashioned petunias, lavender, spicy dianthus and heliotrope with its vanilla or cherry pie scent.
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the garden
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Everything! Looks much like mine! Love it!
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lots of flowers and they look like they might look growing wild
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Cottage Garden
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fleurs à couper
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English garden ideas
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sundial and walkway
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color combinations
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Love the flowers
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The way the flowers crowd the path.
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Profusion of color. Chaotic beauty
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dipladenia / Mandevilla white flower
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I want an area like this in my garden.
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Organic garden look
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