Wood poles form a simple overhead structure that supports climbing roses and wisteria and shades a pea-gravel patio edged with boxwood and white foxgloves. | Photo: Marion Brenner | thisoldhouse.com

8 Essential Elements for Planning a Cottage Garden

I will have a gravel patio someday. cottage garden with pergola of wood poles that supports climbing roses, wisteria over pea-gravel patio edged with boxwood

Use Vertical Space

Landscaping Tips for Small-Space Cottage Gardens

Use Vertical Space Don and Alyce Quakenbush group attractive containers on a plant stand to make use of vertical growing space in their small Southern California garden. The effect has a big impact without taking up a lot of ground.

Simply Cute Gardening Shed.

I love the idea of having an adorable little garden shed in the backyard - and we have one, too, in MMM's backyard.

Vintage summerhouse. More at: www.myhomerocks.com/2012/05/garden-rooms-outdoor-offices/ #homeimprovement

Who doesn't love a classic Garden Shed? This collection of unique and inspiring garden sheds will give you creative ideas for building your own unique garden shed.

Eastcliff, Isle of Wight, beach house

I was delighted to find this cute cottage on sfgirlbybay! Another gem from Light Locations, this little summerhouse is situated on a pond in the Isle of Wight.

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