Do you have to live in a cottage to have a cottage garden? Well, let's define just what exactly constitutes a "cottage garden." This article will get you thinking: http://landscaping.about.com/od/landscapedesignideas/a/cottage_gardens.htm
"Willy Lott's Cottage as painted in The Hay Wain" by Karen Roe on Flickr - This is a 16th century cottage in Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk, England that features in John Constable's painting, 'The Hay Wain'.
I LOVE this house! If we build this... I'd like horizontal siding. Wood, stained brown. Keep the silver steel roof. Shutters will be white, I think? I don't know about the white thing on the top of the roof... Maybe it will be replaced with a weathervane!