Free Plan for a Small, Colorful, and Easy Vegetable or Kichen Garden

Check out this free Better Homes and Garden Plan for a Small Vegetable Garden. The garden is about 8′ x 12′ Typical of an older-styled kitchen garden, flowers are planted amidst the vegetables. I especially like that this plan is incorporating sunflowers. One of my main purposes in gardening is to provide subject matter for my paintings,…

What Is A Cottage Garden? Which Flowers Should I Plant in My Cottage Garden?

   In his introduction to The Cottage Gardener’s Companion: A Seasonal Guide to Plants & Plantings for Informal Gardens, Douglas Taylor said that cottage gardens are like horses. They are easier to recognize than they are to describe: “Perhaps the chief hallmark [of a cottage garden] is informality.” He observed that the old cottage gardens did…