Friday, July 19, 2019

Sounds good to me …

… The charm – and artifice – of the English cottage garden | Spectator USA. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
What was going on in cottage gardens in the 19th and early 20th centuries was both practical and inspiring. The challenge was to make the most out of not much space, not much money and not much time. Plants needed to be tough and easy to propagate, and self-seeding was encouraged. Indeed the spirit of a cottage garden — think towering hollyhocks, paths over-spilling with lavender and a laden apple tree  — is that nothing need match or be formally arranged. The only agenda is to fill your space with scent and color.

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