Southern Living also came up with this handy garden plan to help you get the "Cottage Look" in your own yard...
Here are some of their tips and a few of my own:
1. To capture the casual feel of a true cottage garden, use a variety of plants and include a variety of colors and sizes.
2. Use materials and accent pieces that are traditional and timeless. Use elements of nature and interesting rustic objects when you can...stones and rocks for bordering beds; old weathered chairs for displaying potted flowers; vintage wagons, buckets, or watering cans for a unique touch to your beds.
3. Use dense plantings to maximize space and create and beautiful, lush gardenscape.
4. Mix ornamental and edible plants (like roses and cabbages, or flowering bushes paired with herbs) for a classic look.
5. Add a touch of charm to your cottage garden with white picket or ornamental metal fences. Hedges are also nice. These help keep your pets or other animals out of the garden beds, too.
Do you have a cottage garden? What are some of your favorite plants?