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 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

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!

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.

Pinterest
Search