Cottage garden

Geraldine Dean in Hickory, NC

My family and I live in rural North Carolina, so I thought a cottage style/mixed border garden would blend in best with our surroundings.
I've been gardening since 1994, and have tried to create four seasons of interest in our garden.

Back Yard Cottage Garden Flower Close-ups Front Yard Garden Huge (Half Acre Plus ) Large (5,000 - 10,000 sq ft.) Path / Walkway Pond Side Yard Stone / Rock

1 of 30: Spring garden

2 of 30: Raised garden bed in spring.

3 of 30: Front yard

4 of 30: Path by pond

5 of 30: Pond with sitting area and firepit.

6 of 30: Right side flower garden

7 of 30: Left side of pathway at side garden

8 of 30: Lower flowerbed

9 of 30: South side view of front garden

10 of 30: Entrance into garden

11 of 30: Pathway to pond

12 of 30: Garden in front of deck

13 of 30: I placed a birdbath under the arbor

14 of 30: Close up of birdbath

15 of 30: Japanese influenced garden

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17 of 30: This is a Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira,' Lion's Head Maple that my husband fell in love with a local nursery. I went back a few weeks later and bought it as a father's day present a few years ago.

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