6 steps to a no-work cottage garden

6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden

This is what I envision my front flowerbed looking like some day. 6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden Create a garden that's big on color -- but small on labor.

Perform your soil test by placing a sample into two separate cups or containers. Add vinegar to one. If it fizzes your soil is alkaline. If not, add some water to the second cup and stir. Add baking soda. If it fizzes you have acidic soil. If neither have a reaction your soil is somewhat pH balanced

You can test your own soil! Take two separate cups and add your soil sample to each. In one add vinegar and the other add some water, stir and add baking soda. If nothing at all happens your soil is some what PH balanced.

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' (Salie), prachtige, stevige borderplant, lange bloei, na 1e bloei direct kort knippen voor 2e bloei, de afgestorven stengels in het voorjaar afknippen

Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' (Salie), bee plant does well in pots in sunny position

pastel garden - astilbe, hosta, hydrangea

pastel garden - astilbe, hosta, hydrangea -- this is my plan for my north-facing front foundation garden, in between my evergreen hedges

Lampenpoetsergras (alle schaduwplanten)

Fountain Grass Pennisetum: A showy ornamental with slender, leaves and silvery-rose flower plumes borne from July through September.

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