Cottage gardens arent about new varieties. Theyre usually filled with the same traditional favorites your grandmother would have grown. Some popular examples include peony, cosmos, foxglove, snapdragon, pansy, bachelors button, columbine, bleeding heart, and hollyhock.

Get the Cottage Look Heres how to create this lush, romantic style. Choose a variety of plants for a casual feel. Try materials that are traditional and timeless. Use dense plantings to maximize space. Mix ornamentals and edibles such as old roses and cabbages for a classic look. Tell a story with pass-along plants that have meaning. Add charm with fences or hedges designed to keep animals out of veggies.