10 Ways to Create an Aged Cottage Garden
What is the great irony of cottage gardens? Unlike many things, the older they look, the better.
Add Garden Antiques
Start shopping flea markets and estate sales for vintage ornament and antique pottery and garden furniture -- you'll be surprised at what you find.
You can also take a short course: Read Antique Garden Ornament, Two Centuries of American Taste, by Barbara Isreal (Abrams, 1999). As you learn about American and European garden pottery, statuary, seating, fountains, and tile, you'll develop an eye for styles that suit your taste and wallet.
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