By . Garden. Published at Sunday, April 29th, 2018 - 20:38:11 PM.
The original cottage gardens were planted by British laborers who had little land and no time for flowers. They simply needed food for their family and herbs to treat illnesses so they planted vegetables, herbs, and fruit interspersed with a few flowers to ward off bugs.
Make use of a fence to add colour and greenery. Climbing plants and trellises are a great solution for small gardens, as they lift flowers and foliage up off the ground. A pretty fence will do a lot to detract attention from a teeny plot – after all, if you or your visitors are focusing on beautiful roses or a hot-pink trellis, who’s going to notice a garden’s dimensions?
For three decades we’ve been sharing remarkable gardens, each with their own style. Whether you’re trying to discover the right style for your garden, or you’ve been gardening for years, you’ll find these collections inspiring. Browse gardens with strong Asian influences, ones that favor the sleek lines of modern design, or ones that will transport you to the blissful Mediterranean countryside.
For years, outdoor dining spaces have been conveniently located just off the house, near the kitchen. However, we’ve noticed dining spaces being pushed out into the garden. Yes, you’ll have to carry your plate a bit further, but it’s well worth it.
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