New here! Some basic questions!
Hello all! I'm a pretty novice gardener and I'm excited to really start adding some more plants to the backyard garden. I realized cottage gardening is right up my alley style-wise although we shall see how well I can achieve the look!
Any tips on how to get started designing an area are much appreciated. What I find most daunting is leaving areas open for annuals/bulbs and those come and go sorts of plants. Whenever I see cottage gardens they always seem to be overflowing and I'm wondering how that effect is maintained once certain seasonal bloomers fade?
Watering: I have a drip irrigation ready to go...Do I just place a hose at the base of each and every plant?
Fertilizing: Does adding a layer of compost at the base of plants and continually replenishing often offer the plants enough food? Or is an application of fertilizer recommended as well? How is this achieved in a cottage garden where plants are often overlapping?
I so look forward to your comments! Thanks in avance :)