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Cottage Gardens

They may look abundantly wild and romantic, but it takes the right combination of colors, texture, placement, and accessories to create that 'just happened' look. Sunset's new Cottage Gardens visits the English origins of this increasingly popular style, and offers practical advice for getting started, specifics on regional variations, design tips, basic plant profiles, plus recommendations on structural details. All of which add up to the wonderfully casual style that characterizes Cottage Gardens.

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Sunset Books Inc; 1 edition (January 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0376031077

ISBN-13: 978-0376031075

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #239,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #79 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > Small Homes & Cottages #162 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Landscape #234 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Garden Design

I am in the process of creating a cottage garden by tearing out my front lawn and replanting with mainly perrenials. The book is a pretty typical Sunset product but is excessively wordy. I would have preferred many more large pictures with text identifying the plants in the garden and far less text about history and other topics. In addition the information about annuals and perenials is well covered in other texts especially Sunset's Western Garden Book. Overall the book could have covered planning, color composition, seasons of bloom and plant relationships much more completely and left out a lot of words.

Cottage Gardens includes very detailed planting guides as well as sketches and photos of the gardens. Having the botanical and common names of the plants helps when shopping for them.

Super book. Information and pictures of all the favorites for cottage gardens. A real go-to for cottage garden information.

Very informative. I didn't realize this was a Sunset Book. Great information, very pertinent and accurate.

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