A cottage garden is beautiful but it takes a lot of hard work and planning to end up with your dream garden. It is perhaps the very best option for anyone who enjoys a romantic looking garden and is willing to implement all of the cottage garden components and landscaping techniques in order to achieve the end result. If you want to create a cottage garden, then there are several cottage garden plants that you can use. A few of the plants traditionally found in a cottage garden and still used as cottage garden plants today include old-fashioned and climbing roses, foxglove, delphiniums, daisies, and lamb’s ear. Some other traditional cottage garden plants are peonies, lilies, geraniums, violets, and hollyhocks. The cottage gardener of old chose hardy plants that didn’t require much care such as irises, phlox, sunflowers, coneflowers and snapdragons, and these traditional cottage garden plants thrive in gardens today. Plants were crowded close together in the original cottage gardens since the people didn’t have much land around their small dwellings and had limited space to plant.
This created the tightly packed vegetation and riotous colors characteristic of the typical cottage garden. Flowering vines add vertical interest to the cottage garden. Wisteria, trumpet vine, climbing roses, and clematis have showy flowers that create a striking display when climbing a trellis,fence, or garden wall. Honeysuckle and jasmine are some other traditional climbing cottage garden plants. They blossom with aromatic flowers that scent the air with an appealing fragrance.