The wild and crazy style of a cottage garden has always appealed to me, especially since I moved into a 1923 farmhouse surrounded by pastures and orchards. I never considered another style when designing my perennial gardens.

This year the gardens grew way beyond my wildest dreams, with lush and vivid foliage and blooms. I weeded early and often, but other than that, really just kept my hands off and let them grow.

There's a lesson here...


  1. I love this kind of garden too. I am on my way there, but still miles to go.

  2. I completely agree with you. My motto is ~ if you let them grow wild and free, there is less room for weeds! It drives Gary a bit nuts!


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