A Cottage Garden to Obsess Over

 

A Cottage Garden to Obsess Over

Billowing Blooms

Lucy fills an antique urn with a changing display: pansies in spring, New Guinea impatiens and other annuals for summer and fall color, and red-twig dogwood and evergreens for winter. Euonymus trained to the wall adds softness and texture to the entry area. The neighbor’s evergreen hedge serves as a background for a bed of perennials edged with stacked flagstone. “Sometimes you get lucky with foxgloves and they keep blooming if you keep cutting them back,” Lucy says. “And sometimes they have one big flush of blooms and then quit.” Geraniums bloom in one of the many vintage pots Lucy has collected for flower arrangements.