The cottage garden is inspired by the abundance of flowers

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 magnificent French rose Président de Sèze is durable up to growth zone 3, ie from Vaasa to Kuopio.

The magnificent French rose Président de Sèze is durable up to growth zone 3, ie from Vaasa to Kuopio.

Full-bodied Chinese peonies and irises that bloom profusely throughout the summer are the basic plants of the cottage garden style.

Full-bodied Chinese peonies and irises that bloom profusely throughout the summer are the basic plants of the cottage garden style.

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.

  On the embanked slope, plant combinations stand out spectacularly.

On the embanked slope, plant combinations stand out spectacularly.

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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  The sky-blue flowers of the roosters blend beautifully into the gentle color scheme of the cottage garden style.

The sky-blue flowers of the roosters blend beautifully into the delicate color scheme.

Many bell flowers match the romantic look of the cottage garden in terms of their design language and color.  The troll bell that grows with the peony is a parimeter-stretching vine.

Many bell flowers match the romantic look of the cottage garden in terms of their design language and color. The troll bell that grows with the peony is a parimeter-stretching vine.

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.

Parsley is a little satisfied with the old-fashioned onion plant.  The flowers of its most common shape are pinkish, the white shape is slightly rarer.

Parsley is a little satisfied with the old-fashioned onion plant. The flowers of its most common shape are pinkish, the white shape is slightly rarer.

The yellow small inflorescences that fold into the lime of the giant leaf leaves are a perky contrast to the magnificent peonies.

The yellow small inflorescences that fold into the lime of the giant leaf leaves are a perky contrast to the magnificent peonies.

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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  The lush barrel vine makes the pergola a dim arbor.

The lush barrel vine makes the pergola a dim arbor.

  Achilles easily cross with each other and always make new color combinations.

Achilles easily cross with each other and always make new color combinations.

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.

  Peonies go well with the abundance of cottage garden style.  Simple peonies stay better upright than multiple varieties.  Pictured is the lush white-leafed peony variety Moon of Nippon.

Peonies go well with the abundance of cottage garden style. Simple peonies stay better upright than multiple varieties. Pictured is the lush white-leafed peony variety Moon of Nippon.

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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Tsinnia Queeny Lime Red.

Tsinnia Queeny Lime Red.

Location Sanna Tallgren’s garden in Iiti.

The story has been published in Kotiliedle 8/21.


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