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.
Use Reclaimed Materials
Forget about newly cut quarry rock or manufactured landscape block. Find old materials by keeping your eye on other people's property -- you could get lucky and discover an old stone wall or brick chimney that the owner no longer wants. Ask and you may be able to get the goods for a reasonable price.
If you must buy 'new' from a stone yard, look for pieces with rounded edges, the sign they've been smoothed by water or wind for a few thousand years.
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