Common Plants and Hardscapes in a 1880 Cottage Garden ?
I just purchased a "workingman's foursquare" home in the heart of Atlanta. The front yard is small and will be adorable with a white picket fence surrounding it and no lawn but just gardens. I have come to love cottage gardens but I also want to remain true to the historical elements that would have been present when this home was occupied in 1887.
Are there a few plants that are a "must"? What type of hardscape materials would have been present as well?
I invision roses, daylilies, lilies, herbs, verbena, gay feather, daisy's etc.
What am I missing?
Here is a link that might be useful: New home