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East Valley RoadFarmhouse Landscape, Santa Barbara

A beautiful cottage garden, profuse with vibrant blooms.

This is an example of a farmhouse backyard stone formal garden in Santa Barbara for summer. —  Houzz
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curryj wrote:Jun 4, 2013

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becky
Becky Harris added this to 12 Storybook Cottage GardensJun 20, 2016

9. There’s no such thing as too much color. There are no color rules in a cottage garden. No matter how many pinks, oranges, purples and reds you mix, they won’t clash, as the garden by this lovely stone house in Santa Barbara, California, proves.

lolalina
Laura Gaskill added this to Backyard Dreaming: 13 Ideas to Spark Your ImaginationJan 23, 2014

7. Go wild with flowers. Another lawn alternative (though somewhat less water saving) is to go absolutely over-the-top with flowers. The classic cottage garden look does require some weeding, but it is well worth the effort for its cheering effect. Just be sure to choose flowers that bloom at different times of year, so your garden will never be completely bare.

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julieaco
julieaco added this to House ArchitectureMay 5, 2019

Love this small cottage and garden, would love walled/pirvate garden area

dani_askin
Dani Askin added this to GardenApr 14, 2019

Lots of color without much lawn which cuts down foot traffic.

kamau_james
Kamau James added this to GARDEN STYLESApr 14, 2019

COMMON FEATURES OF COTTAGE GARDENS - arbors, arches, fences and trellis and are made of materials that complement the house and the theme - it has walkways which are narrow to make the garden feel more intimate and personal than social - planting beds are common features with a mixture of colorful plants - hardscapes are used to complement the cottage style

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