6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden - Create a garden that's big on color -- but small on labor.

6 Steps to a No-Work Cottage Garden

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list of good perennials Riotous with high-summer color, this perennial border is built to last. After the delphiniums fade, purple salvias and strappy-leafed variegated irises keep the show going till fall.

Gardening Autumn - Nice to meet you. - With the arrival of rains and falling temperatures autumn is a perfect opportunity to make new plantations

GREY AND PURPLE;  Lambs ear and salvia.great combination....it creates a "watercolor" look to the garden.

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A soft, rolling grassland garden created by sweeping bands of mixed grasses, perennial plantings and wildflower meadow grass leading down to pastures beyond

Salvia, Achillea and Perovskia. 'An Uprising of Kindness', Silver medal winner, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2010

Salvia, Achillea and Perovskia. 'An Uprising of Kindness', Silver medal winner, RHS Hampton Court Flower Show [A nice combination. I like the informal, not-quite-wild look of this border.

Hollyhock - From Cincinnati to Youngstown, residents all over the state of Ohio can enjoy growing the tall beauty Hollyhock, a perennial that can reach 9 ft high when grown in the right conditions. Full of rich colors from white to peach to deep red, the Hollyhock will bloom from June to August with multiple large flowers up and down its stalk. Hollyhocks need full sun and moist, rich but well drained soil. Remove flowers as soon as they fade, fertilize, cut back to the ground and mulch.

attempting hollyhocks - they are biennials and take a couple of years. Beautiful things are never instant. Pretty green painted door and pink hollyhocks make a welcoming entrance

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65+ Best Xeriscape Landscaping Colorado Inspirations You Need To Know

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Early summer border of mixed annuals and perennials, including zinnias, lillies, echinacea (coneflower), and sedge grasses.

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