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Imagestarlight1153
Feb 22, 2010 10:03 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
You just went to the store, and found yoruself a great deal on some plants. You've seen pictures of other folks gardens and wouldlike to have that specialplace too of your own. You bring your newly acquired treasures home, head to the yard and stand still looking aorund you and wondering where to begin.

Are you wondering where to put that first plant? Are you having trouble trying to decide on color schemes and layouts? Are you thinking upon will my shocking pink purple petunias be seen if I plant sunflowers in front of them? And what about when the flowers are no longer blooming, what do I do then, look at a big brown area the rest of the year?

By now, maybe the armful of plants you were holding up so proudly are no hanging around down your knees, and your wondering, if you can get a refund.

Don't give up! Hold them plants and your head up high.

Here you can come and learn from those who share their gardens pictures with you how to to go about creating, your own beauty too.

Here you can find, in depth information of plants they used, the types of plants, the colors they used, and in some cases actual drawings of layouts for different types of Cottage Gardens whether your looking to make a small plot or a masterpiece.
Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 1, 2010 3:50 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Most of my gardens are cottage gardens. I might start out with a theme, but end up getting plants I like and have to put them wherever I have room. Here is one of my fence borders.

Starting at the top: golden barberry, salvia, daylily, heuchera, salvia. (And I made the ornament from cement and styrofoam.)

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Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 1, 2010 3:53 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
My gardens are all perennials too.

Plants are pink & orange asiatic lilies, yellow Moonbeam coreopsis, Blue Butterfly delphinium, and small purple Drumstick allium.

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Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 1, 2010 3:55 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
This one has purple coneflowers, liatris, blackeyed Susans, pink and red phlox, daylilies and the tall yellow & white is Conca d' Or Lily.

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Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 1, 2010 3:58 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Same garden, different angle

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Imagestarlight1153
Mar 2, 2010 9:02 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Look at all that color just popping out every where!! Do you have paths or walkways all around them? The butterflies and hummers must enjoy your yard. : )
Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 2, 2010 9:15 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Yes, they do all have paths through them....you just can't see them in these pictures. This year I'll take some full garden pictures to show them. I just love bright colored flowers, as you can tell! Yup, lots of flying critters in our yard. Sure wish we'd start to see more honey bees again though.
ImageKLStuart
Mar 3, 2010 7:34 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Gorgeous Cris!
Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 3, 2010 8:27 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Thanks Kelly. I love lots of color!
Dreams01
Mar 4, 2010 12:40 PM CST
Name: Carolyn McDaniel
Summerville, South Carolina
goldfinch4,
I am totaly in awe!! These are beautiful and the colors just make you want to touch them. Great work, opeing for spring soon and being able to see my lilys and other plants spring forward. Have a great grand that just doesn't understand why there are no flower's to pick. Sure would hate to see her hit your garden's.
But beautiful,
Carolyn
Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 4, 2010 12:52 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Thank you Carolyn! I have 2 grandsons that do a pretty good job of picking flowers too! When they were real small they used to like to go in the gardens and hide under the big plants. And they're so cute with pollen all over their faces! I still have a couple of months to wait for flowers. And patience is not something I have much of.
Imagecececoogan
Mar 5, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
all the pics are just gorgeous. Just browsing through and stumbled on this cubit. Beautiful one and all.

I am one of those that puts plants where there is one. I order different plants every spring with no more notion of where I'll put them that a bird and if I run out of room I make another bed. Mine are mostly all perennials also, I have phlox, blackeye susan, coneflowers, columbines, heuchera, day lilies, oriental lilies, Asiatic lilies, trumpet lilies, orienpet lilies, liatris,, hollyhocks, delphiniums, scabiosa, russian sage, lavender, hostas, artemisia, astilbe,cranes bill geraniums shasta daisies, gaillardia, anchusa, hellebores, tulip, hyacinth, grape hyacinths, daffs, snow drops crocus, honeysuckle vines, trumpet vine, bee balm, roses, ajuga, lamium, bleeding hearts red & white, fernleaf bleeding heart, Sedum, hyssops, salvias, armeria, bearded iris, batik iris,lamb's ears, bellflower, yucca, prickly pear cactus, mock orange, lilacs, weigela, viburnums, ninebark, barberry, lily-of-the-valley. I know I'm forgetting something. Rose of Sharon, Hardy Hibiscus, lemon mint, Still forgetting something. oh Lady's Bells (big mistake it is all over the place) Goats Beard, Cardinal flower, verbascum. potentilla, tiarella, I can't think but I know there is some I did not mention.

Can I stay and play?
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 5, 2010 9:11 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Wow cece, great assortment of plants! Yes, stay and play Hurray! Do you have some pictures you can share with us?

How do you like your grape hyacinths? The critters have planted mine all over the place and they're getting to the point of being like weeds. And it's almost impossible to dig all those tiny bulbs up.
Imagecececoogan
Mar 5, 2010 10:51 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
'They've been pretty tame for me.....the grape hyacinths, they've only been in the one bed I'd say maybe two seasons. So we'll see. Yes I do have pictures I could share but not as gorgeous as the ones I've seen. My oldest bed is on going to be six years old this June.

Now which one is this? it just said take from by the fire pit. Hope its not dgd or dh Hilarious!

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the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imagecececoogan
Mar 5, 2010 10:54 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
That long bed with the angel in it is nowhere near done. I've been working on the well this will be the third season. I put plants there move them somewhere else buy more.
blackeye susan

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the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imagecececoogan
Mar 5, 2010 10:58 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
3 batik iris' together.

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the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imagecececoogan
Mar 5, 2010 11:01 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
shasta, baby blue delphiniums and I forgot. oh yeah coneflowers.

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the faster I go, the behinder I get
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Imagecececoogan
Mar 5, 2010 11:05 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
One more then I gotta go do something constructive........... Rolling on the floor laughing

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the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imagecececoogan
Mar 5, 2010 11:09 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
Dropmore Honeysuckle and purple iris.

Okay NOW I really have to go.... ..... ..... flowers, plants and computer just holds me prisoner sometimes.

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the faster I go, the behinder I get
Imagegoldfinch4
Mar 5, 2010 11:12 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Very pretty! Love that big clump of red monarda in your first picture.

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