Ideas For Your Garden and Lawn

Butterfly Garden at White Flower Farm can serve as a pattern for your own cottage garden.
Colorful container gardening make a great alternative for a cottage garden.
Foxglove plants from White Flower Farm are perfect for the cottage garden

A New Place To Find Inspiration For Your Spring Cottage Garden

If you're counting the days until spring arrives and you can get back in your cottage garden, here's a suggestion that you might find helpful on a chilly winter afternoon.  Instead of pulling out all your back issues of Southern Living, Fine Gardening, Sunset or another favorite gardening magazine, sit down in front of your computer and go online to the website for

White Flower Farm DaffodilsYou will quickly discover that this nationally known family-owned nursery in northwest Connecticut has created several pages of informative and interesting topics certain to appeal to anyone with more than a passing interest in cottage gardening. To begin with, you might want to check out their list of the top ten spring plants for 2009.  Also, there is an extensive online library of gardening information and how-to videos with a wealth of information on a wide range of topics, including gardening design, planting guides and instructional material.  The entire site is packed with beautiful photos of container plantings, colorful border layouts and landscaping ideas, all of which would be perfect for anyone's cottage garden.
While you can, of course, find literally hundreds of other intriguing garden and blooming sites on the web, we doubt that you will run across another one that is helpful and entertaining as this one. Be sure and check out the back issues of their monthly newsletter.  They are guaranteed to give you hours of relaxing reading on a cold winter afternoon. Angus beef at White Flower Farm

And if you happen to be in or around Litchfield Hills, Connecticut, you will definitely want to stop by and pay a visit to the grounds and shop at White Flower Farm, where you will be mesmirized by their five acres of glorious display gardens and also their farm and pastures, where they raise grass-fed Angus cattle.
(Photos courtesy of White Flower Farm)

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