Daily Garden: The Cottage in the Garden

perlen cottage garden

As summer winds down, I admit I am relieved to take a break from dirty finger nails and client phone calls.   My summers never look like this and I would, someday, like them to.

perlen cottage garden potted plants

As the house starts to cool and I am tempted to light a fire, I am moving into winter mode.   Writing more and doing less.  Generally, I am enjoying the comfort of being inside the home rather than out.

perlen cottage garden

I have decided that people in the landscape industry need winter cottages that are as inviting as this summer cottage.  Tricky, I think, without greenery making everything a little more inviting.

This precious cottage was photographed by Stuart McIntyre

Perlen Cottage garden

Click through to see more images of the interior as well.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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