In the Calgary Herald in July there was and article on “Deadheading keeps the Garden Alive”… one argument to support this practice is to avoid the “wild abandon” of an uncontrolled, riotous growth of a cottage garden. Well I am proud to say I have finally achieved this state in my inner city garden and it is a recognized distinct style. My garden wonderful and gives me great joy.
Enjoy the rest of the Summer and join me in my garden and 25 + other artists, authors and musicians – “Passport to the Arts in the Garden Show and Sale, Sunday, September 8, 2019, 10:00 – 4:00, at the NAESTED STUDIO and garden. 1124-15th Street N. W.
Here is a Wikipedia definition of my garden for your information and enjoyment.
“The cottage garden is a distinct style that uses informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. English in origin, it depends on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure. Homely and functional gardens connected to working-class cottages go back centuries, but their stylized reinvention occurred in 1870s England, as a reaction to the more structured, rigorously maintained estate gardens with their formal designs and mass plantings of greenhouse annuals.”