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Monday, April 2, 2012

Inspire Me Monday - Cottage Gardens



Spring comes late here in the mountains, so right now I have to get most of my garden fix vicariously. I've been collecting some cottage garden inspiration to share with you.



Cottage Garden in Tissington, Derbyshire by UGArdener / © Some rights reserved. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license
I love the colors in this bountiful cottage garden. The deep blue compliments the gray stone color and the pink makes such a great contrast. 






Beautiful cottage garden by Anneka's Quay (The Bar) on Bryher
© Copyright Richard Croft and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Here's a case where the square footage of the cottage garden appears larger than the cottage itself. I wonder what they use for fertilizer.




Chocolate box garden on Tresco© Copyright paul dickson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
This looks like a Monet garden. I love the softness of the dainty blooms and, of course, the climbing roses -- one of my favorite garden features.







Cottage garden, Coombe BissettThe roses are along the fence of this cottage that borders the road from Coombe Bissett to Homington.
 © Copyright Trish Steel and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
As long as I'm showing climbing roses. . .how about these? Pretty amazing, huh?






Deutsch: Bauerngarden des Botanischen Gartens in Hamburg Source: Eignes Work, Author Hallveig, Date 11.08.2004 GNU Free Documentation License


This cottage garden in Germany eclipses the cottage. It's a bit more formal, what with the boxwood border (at least I think that's boxwood) and reminds me of gardens I've seen in Colonial Williamsburg.


Are you busy in your garden these days? I'd love to see what you're up to.


Blessings,



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23 comments:

  1. Love your photos. I want a little cottage.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Debby and taking the time to comment. Blessings.

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  2. Oh my, these gardens are beautiful. I especially loved the first one . . Over the moon in love with the blue against the gray! Thanks for sharing . . .

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  3. Wow! Amazing photos! I love cottages full of flowers!

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    1. Me too. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment. God bless.

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  4. Beautiful pictures of cottage gardens!
    Spring comes late here in Norway too.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I've seen photos of gardens in Norway. Very beautiful.

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  5. These cottages are absolutely charming. Thank you for sharing these images.

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  6. Oh, somebody please build me a cottage so I can surround it with petunias!

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    1. I like petunias, too. Love the way they smell.

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  7. Thank you for your beautiful photo share - I count Monet & cottage gardens among my man inspirations!

    Have a wonderful Easter and I look forward to seeing you at Inspire Me Monday this week! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting. God bless you.

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  8. It's not quite warm enough to garden seriously here. Just a few more day to go, I think. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you're gardening b now. :)

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  9. Such lovely, lovely gardens! I am very jealous! :-)

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    1. Me too, Marie. I'd love to have 1/10th of these! Thanks for stopping by. God bless.

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  10. Your blog is such a good source of inspiration, beautiful posts! Would you like to follow each other?

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    1. Thanks for the invitation. I took you up on it, Laura. :)

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  11. Thank you so much, I just followed back!:X

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  12. Oh how beautiful! Glad I found your blog!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Susan. And for following my blog. I'm following your blog now, too.

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