admin. Garden. March 25th , 2018.
We can never deny how beautiful and adorable the cottage gardens are. With many pictures of cottage gardens to look up, it seems like there are endless inspirations and possibilities in embracing this style to create a truly beautiful landscape that complements the exterior design, thus improving the look of the home at the same time. If you wish to create your own country cottage gardens, we have beautiful flowers that can complement the theme flawlessly. Here they are!
Hollyhocks or alcea rosea can make a lovely choice of flower for cottage gardens with hummingbirds and butterflies flocking to this timeless favorite. This flower can grow 6 to 8’ tall, making it perfect to grow along fences and walls. Purple, yellow, pink, or white flowers are common. From early to mid-summer, the double flowers can be seen in shades or apricot, red, and yellow against light-green rounded leaves. Add dash of white flowers standing out against medium-green, pointed leaves of hydrangea that blooms beautifully from June to September, making your summer garden truly fascinating to the eye.
Catmint is most likely familiar among homeowners who also have cats at home. Even so, catmint isn’t only notable for its appeal to cats. Perfect for cottage gardens, this low-maintenance flower is also great to repel mosquitoes. The deep violet and lilac-blue flowers in trumpet shape surely can make a lovely decoration around your outdoor seating area. Blooming from April to September, you absolutely thus can spend more time outdoors without having to be disrupted by mosquito bites.
Another popular summer flower is the coneflower or Echinacea purpurea. This purplish flower variety is perfect for cottage gardens and can grow 30 to 48” tall. The daisy-like and droopy petals absolutely make the coneflower something truly appealing to the eye. But even during the winter months, the cone-like and stiff center can attract a wide range of birds, which absolutely can add life and motion to your garden.
And when it comes to cottage gardens, what can be the more iconic flower choice than peony? The big blooms and wide array of colors make peonies are the all-time’s favorite to add life to any garden. Depending on the variety of peony to plant, some even remain attractive to the eye through early fall. You don’t have to go for colorful peonies, though, especially with the creamy-white Duchesse de Nemours and its double flowers with dark-green foliage that can still enchant you when fall season comes.
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