The cottage garden
Whatever the size and situation of your yard, you can learn how to create and cultivate an idyllic cottage garden, one of the best-loved and most enduring gardening styles. Inspiring and Evocative: tracing the development of the cottage garden from the humble vegetable patch to the lush flower garden, Christopher Lloyd and Richard Bird analyze what defines a cottage garden - a working garden that is as productive as it is charming. Full-color plans show how to utilize and organize the space available, whether creating a decorative flower garden with pinks and delphiniums, or a full working garden with fruits, rotation crops, and livestock. Easy-to-follow advice explains how structural features such as paths, fences, arbors, and ponds are best combined with flowers, vegetables, hedges and trees. Practical and Informative: Informative text and specially commissioned photography celebrate the continuing traditions of this age-old garden style that have ensured that the classic cottage garden still flourishes today. Full of practical advice and inspirational ideas, The Cottage Garden also features a photographic identification guide illustrating traditional cottage garden plants, while an entire section is devoted to showing how you can get the most out of the produce from your cottage garden.
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