The traditional Mary Garden has its roots in Medieval Europe.  The plants and flowers in a Mary Garden represent attributes of Mary.  It is similar to an English cottage garden, but with Mary-related names.  A Virgin Mary statue is prominent.

The traditional Mary Garden has its roots in Medieval Europe. The plants and flowers in a Mary Garden represent attributes of Mary. It is similar to an English cottage garden, but with Mary-related names. A Virgin Mary statue is prominent.

english cottage garden borders - This is what I'm trying to achieve.  I only wish they had identified all the flowers.

english cottage garden borders - This is what I'm trying to achieve. I only wish they had identified all the flowers.

Yes, you can create a garden like this! Just look at the shapes: sharp spires, round globes, soft spires, and a few oddballs. Pick flower shapes in the same color family (pinks and purples, here), throw in a few silver foliage plants, and plant closely together. It's that simple!

Yes, you can create a garden like this! Just look at the shapes: sharp spires, round globes, soft spires, and a few oddballs. Pick flower shapes in the same color family (pinks and purples, here), throw in a few silver foliage plants, and plant closely together. It's that simple!

Names and illustrations of traditional English Cottage Garden flowers

Names and illustrations of traditional English Cottage Garden flowers

Judy's Cottage Garden: Container Gardens

Judy's Cottage Garden: Container Gardens

A blog for passionate gardeners with an emphasis on the quaint English Cottage Garden style

A blog for passionate gardeners with an emphasis on the quaint English Cottage Garden style

English Cottage Garden Deck Chair Summer House Farrow and Ball Roses and Rolltops : Makeover - Garden Transformation

English Cottage Garden Deck Chair Summer House Farrow and Ball Roses and Rolltops : Makeover - Garden Transformation

Sweet colorful old-fashioned English cottage garden!  Sunny Simple Life blog:

Sweet colorful old-fashioned English cottage garden! Sunny Simple Life blog:

England, Bibury Fence    Country Garden - thought is to do a fence like this (similar to the one at the back of our house ... yes it's not a privacy fence but we're not doing a swimming pool so I think it could be a possibility ... plus it would show off our beautiful yard ... either that or do a fence around the front yard ... if allowed by the association

England, Bibury Fence Country Garden - thought is to do a fence like this (similar to the one at the back of our house ... yes it's not a privacy fence but we're not doing a swimming pool so I think it could be a possibility ... plus it would show off our beautiful yard ... either that or do a fence around the front yard ... if allowed by the association

English Cottage Garden Pictures, Photos, and Images for Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Twitter

English Cottage Garden Pictures, Photos, and Images for Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Twitter

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