Hidden Hills CottageTraditional Landscape, Los Angeles
Designed by Chelsea Pineda Interiors
Landscape by New Leaf Landscape
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12. The more romantic the garden architecture, the better. A whimsical picket fence, welcoming arbor and even a birdhouse make this Los Angeles cottage even more fetching. Red roses play off the red front door and rocking chair, while creeping thyme softens the stone path.Tell us: Do you have a cottage garden in your home? What are some of your favorite plants in it? Please share your tips and pictures in the Comments section.MoreLay of the Landscape: Cottage Garden StyleScandinavian Style in a Pretty Cottage Garden
The Final TouchesA fence doesn’t exist in a void, so while you’re considering your home and fence design, don’t forget the supplementary parts of the fence.6. What plants can help your fence stand out (or disappear)? For foliage Nilsen wants clients to consider how they will be enjoying the space. If they’ll be using the front yard for gardening or entertaining, plants may best serve inside the barrier. If the space has heavy pedestrian traffic, it is neighborly to plant some flowers on the exterior of the fence.Trees provide visual punctuation along a fence, but “it all depends on if you want contrast,” Nilsen says, “or if you want visual harmony.” For a cottage with direct sunlight and a white picket fence, some bright flowers can bring a welcome shot of high contrast. In a wooded area, a minimalist fence (like a split rail or black metal) can recede nicely.Shown: A white picket fence is the perfect backdrop for bursts of color, accentuating this home’s cottage charm.