Create a Cottage Garden Entry ~ Easy Curb Appeal

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Rachel Stone

Hello everyone! Today we are so excited to be planting our front flowerbed in my favorite gardening style ~ English cottage garden! 

We invite you to “virtually” join us through our time-lapse video as we plant ~ enjoy!

Watch our very first English cottage gardening VIDEO!

We started by collecting some proven favorites and some new flowers. 

From the courtyard the flower bed stretches along the side of the house beside the driveway.

To begin with we have a healthy row of oxalis along the edge of the bed that returns as as volunteer every year. Under the window is a row of my great-grandmothers pink roses. Lastly, there is a lone Bella Roma rose in the corner of the bed. Now for a cottage garden makeover. Matt & I worked together & couldn’t have ordered a more perfect morning!

All planted! The bright, cheerful colors are such a welcoming sight every time we come home. Over time the plants will grow and fill in creating more of the abundant, full cottage garden feeling.

Early the next morning I snapped some “after” pictures of the flowerbeds covered in fresh morning dew. So lovely!

Sweet Oxalis, just like my grandparents had.

A gorgeous old-fashioned Columbine ~ a classic for the cottage garden.

Fresh red-eyed white Vinca ~ how they love the heat of summer!

We enjoyed sharing our garden with you & hope you can stop by again soon! Leave a comment below with your garden plans or dreams ~ I’d love to hear about it!

Happy Gardening!

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Author: Rachel Stone
Rachel is passionate about creating a comfortable and beautiful home for her family. She also loves to share the lessons she is learning with her wonderful audience both on this blog and her YouTube channel.

15 thoughts on “Create a Cottage Garden Entry ~ Easy Curb Appeal”

  1. Outstanding video!!! I love all the gorgeous flowers and the way you have them arranged. I wish I had more sunny areas around my front door to plant such beautiful flowers but I do plan to put those two beds we talked about out by the street on both corners of my yard maybe next Spring.

    • Hello Miss Ilene,
      I’m glad you enjoyed the video ~ we had fun making it! I look forward to seeing what you come up with in for your bed design ~ it’ll be lovely!
      Happy Spring!

  2. Rachel, Your flowers are beautiful. Love the rod iron/brick area. I have no green thumb but I love the admire other people’s talent along that line.
    God Bless You.

    • Good morning, Miss Mary,
      Thank you for stopping by! I agree, the wrought iron & brick create a great cottage feeling as a backdrop for the plants. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, blessings to you too!

  3. I love the video, Rachel! It’s great to see you and Matt “in action”. The flowers are lovely, especially the close-up pics with the dew. I can’t wait to smell the jasmine 🙂

    • Hello Kathy,
      So glad you enjoyed the video ~ we got many a laugh at our rough videography! We are enjoying the flowers more & more as they fill out. The dewy pictures were an unexpected bonus ~ so lovely.
      Happy Spring!

    • Hi Joanna,
      Glad you enjoyed the video! We enjoyed experimenting with the camera a few weekends ago & thought we’d share. 🙂
      Happy Spring!

  4. Rachel,
    Lovely flowers! I like the stacked pots, and the mixed plants/flowers in the containers. Makes me think of pattern mixing! 💐
    Blessings! Robin

    • Hi Miss Robin,
      You’re right, it is like pattern mixing ~ I’d not thought of it that way! Glad you enjoyed the post, thanks for stopping by.

  5. Rachel, love the flower dress you are wearing while planting your beautiful flowers. Everything looks so colorful and pretty. Matt did a good job helping you plan your flowers. Your flower beds will look so pretty for summer, know you will enjoy them.

    • Hello Meme!
      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed watching us planting the flower bed, Matt is such a blessing to me!
      Happy summer,

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