In the cottage garden, the beautiful soul sighs deeply with happiness. This is exactly what a garden should be like. Surrounded by plush peonies, poppies and roses, lush flower buds of irises and giant foliage, enchantingly beautiful lilies and adorable ring flowers in delicate soft pastel shades.
The English cottage garden is a collection of everything a romantic loves.
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The cottage garden is a small paradise
Directly translated, cottage garden means cottage garden.
Indeed, the style is modeled on the edible traditional gardens of the English countryside, which bloom so profusely that the modest stone house in the middle of them is no more than a hint to passers-by.
They are just the kind of little man-sized paradises where Miss Marplen can imagine sitting with her cup of tea pondering her latest murder mystery Agatha Christien undercover police novels.
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Bring style to abundance with plant choices
The real fashion phenomenon of the rustic cottage garden style was made by a garden designer and artist Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932). The modern cottage garden style he created still charms garden enthusiasts all over the world. Jekyll refined even more sophisticated versions of the ancient cottage garden, in which simple basic plants bloom in thoughtfully harmonious color combinations so that there is plenty of flowering throughout the summer. Jekyll painted the plants with artfully enchanting views. In them, the different shapes, colors, and essences of plants complement and emphasize each other so that the whole is much larger than the sum of the individual species.
Along with heavy-flowered peonies, airy and small-flowered perennials like star tubes are planted for lightening. Standing above the other plants, the knight’s pitchers, thimble flowers, hollyhocks and fir flowers, and flowering vines like flies balance the lower flower masses.
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Try creating a style in the north with species that thrive
The cottage garden style also fits seamlessly into the Finnish landscape. The majority of its type plants are very hardy traditional perennials that thrive with us too. For example, Chinese peonies, irises, irises and most bellflowers are durable from the north.
The most carefree of the rose varieties are the various orchard rose varieties and the garden or midsummer pine roses, such as summer and midsummer roses. Actually, skillfully combining almost any species is suitable for a cottage garden.
The main thing about a cottage garden is that there are many species and they bloom in full force.
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Location Sanna Tallgren’s garden in Iiti.
The story has been published in Kotiliedle 8/21.
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