A Rose Covered Cottage

If there was a recipe for a cottage garden, I think romantic flowers like roses, hollyhocks, delphinium and lavender would definitely be on the list of ingredients. Such a recipe would also call for a dash of colorful annuals to fill in window boxes and containers. Finally to add a bit of spice, a cottage garden recipe would suggest that you stir in of few whimsical touches such as a birdbath, a classical statue or a decorative stone bench.
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The 'Fairy Rose' is a Polyantha rose that grows 2 to 3 feet high and wide.
Rose covered cottage in mid-June.
'Fairy' roses spill through the fence
A closer look at the 'Fairy Rose'. This is a rose that starts blooming in June, and with regular deadheading, keeps on blooming into fall. Japanese Beetles seem to ignore it. One drawback: it has no scent.
Wall fountain
Pale yellow hollyhocks.
Three Dogs in a Garden
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