Big Plants at the Back Will Help Your Garden Scream Across the Lawn – Tall Perennials, Annuals & Flowering Shrubs

One of the main reasons that I garden today is because of my grandmother’s garden where I played, as a child. My grandparents not only owned their own home, they also owned the string of houses next to them.  I grew up in  a rural community, and my grandparent’s houses had immense lots.  The people who…

Flowering Plants for Alkaline & Neutral Soil – An Annotated List – Most Flowers for Cottage Gardens Love Alkaline Soil

Alyssum or Sweet Alyssum pH Level 6.0 – 7.5 “Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum, common name sweet alyssum or sweet alison, also commonly referred to as just alyssum (from the genus Alyssum in which it was formerly classified) is a species of low-growing flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae…. It will flower more profusely if…

The History of the Cottage Garden & A List of the Earliest Cottage Garden Plants

Even before the Renaissance, there were formal and structured gardens on the large European estates. But by the time of the Renaissance, gardens became part of the European commoner lifestyle, too. Perhaps because of the plague, the commoners needed places to grow healthy foods for themselves. When that happened, the commoners began growing small gardens around…