5 Inspiring Ways to Create a Cottage Style Garden - Town & Country Living

5 Inspiring Ways to Create a Cottage Style Garden

A narrow flagstone path through lush plantings turns a sideyard into a magical walkway. Yes, it's a side yard, but this space is also a private garden to be viewed from indoors. The leafy tree canopy adds a sense of intimacy

Colorful Cottage Garden Plan;    Traditional cottage gardens often use a picket fence as a backdrop, but you can also use a wall or evergreen hedge. The idea is to create a backdrop to highlight the lovely flowers. The bed measures approximately 8'x4' and should be placed in full sun.

Traditional cottage gardens often use a picket fence as a backdrop, but you can also use a wall or evergreen hedge. The idea is to create a backdrop to highlight the lovely flowers. The bed measures approximately and

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

My Favorite Landscape Designer, Howard Design Studio, Lllc.

Howard Design Studio - Gorgeous Gardens

Symmetrical formal garden with Lutyens bench -- Boxwood House Garden by Howard Design Studio -- Architecture by Philip Trammell Shutze.

If i wasn't afraid of snakes and had no neighbors i would love this!

Alternatives to the classic "1950s perfect lawn"

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great use of small space Lincoln Park Garden Path - traditional - landscape - chicago - Prassas Landscape Studio LLC - farmerorgardener

Even the large stone stairs seem to "spill" from an upper lawn to a lower one, as water would spill between ponds, in this scene from the upper, walking garden in this otherwise small suburban backyard east of Seattle. Imagine the boulders as pondside platforms and the Japanese Bloodgrass as cattails in this Zen-like interpretation of a traditional Japanese rock garden.

Walking garden in this otherwise small suburban backyard east of Seattle. Japanese Bloodgrass as cattails in this Zen-like interpretation of a traditional Japanese rock garden.

Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn: Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

An Edible Garden to replace the lawn and other grass-free alternatives from Bob Vila

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

Edible Forest Garden Instead of spending your yard maintenance time mowing, spend it cultivating plants and trees that will put food on your dinner table. Planting a woodland filled with edible trees, shrubs, plants, and vines is very rewarding.

Thyme Establishing a creeping thyme lawn takes a few years but is well worth it when you reap the rewards. Thyme likes hot, dry temperatures, so it never needs watering. Go ahead and sell your mower, because thyme grows only about two inches tall. This hardy herb will be a carpet of blooms in early summer and green the rest of the season. Plus, it smells wonderful when you walk on it. Available at Burpee.com; $3.95.

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

No Mow Grass Mix - Lawn Alternatives - 10 Ways to Keep Off the Grass - Bob Vila

Staglin's - Rutherford Bench - Napa Valley

Italian cypress trees on the terraced lawn of within the Napa Valley gardens at the Staglin Family vineyard

Home owners Amanda and Simon Mehigan, West Dorset, England.  The knot garden behind the house features arches of roses and clematis.

The knot garden behind the house features arches of roses and clematis. Old Rectory, Netherbury, West Dorset, U.K Classic English Garden

Circular Traditions - A small, low-maintenance Victorian terrace garden with a circular seating area. | Jardin Design

I like the sandstone patio with brick edging around lawn here. Circular Traditions - A small, low-maintenance Victorian terrace garden with a circular seating area.

Low-water plants and gravel paths that widen into patios: Water wise landscape design for southwest and Rocky Mountain areas

gravel path with multitude of colored plants; Low-water plants and gravel paths that widen into patios: Water wise landscape design for southwest and Rocky Mountain areas

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