Recreate Your Grandmother’s Garden

Old-fashioned gardens were sprawling collections of flowers, vines, and herbs that grew large and in abundance. Imagine such a welcoming space in your own garden.

Floriferous, fragrant, and loosely arranged rather than in a set design, old time gardens of perennials and annuals were similar to the English cottage garden. The plants were chosen for durability and sentiment and often obtained by swapping with friends.
Illustration courtesy Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Library