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Many homeowners enjoy planting an herb garden because it provides a steady supply of kitchen or medicinal herbs and creates an attractive landscape for a front or backyard. When it comes to designing an herb garden, gardeners often take cues from Eng

Styles of English Herb Gardens

Many homeowners enjoy planting an herb garden because it provides a steady supply of kitchen or medicinal herbs and creates an attractive landscape for a front or backyard. When it comes to designing an herb garden, gardeners often take cues from English herb garden designs to construct a practical and visually appealing garden. There are three main styles of English herb gardens, which range from natural, overflowing designs to intricate, complex patterns.

English Cottage Herb Garden

An English cottage herb garden is often the style of choice for gardeners who plant herbaceous flowers and vines. Cottage herb gardens have an informal appearance and can be designed to fit a variety of sizes. They tend to have a chaotic look, so the style is ideal for those who wish to have a wild, overflowing garden. The patterns in a cottage herb garden are less deliberate, though care should be taken to give the design some type of rhythm, such as grouping varying herbaceous flowers of the same colour in one area or different herbs that are all roughly the same size together. Cottage gardens may also feature snaking paths of the same herbs through the bed, with other plants clustered around them. White blooms may be sprinkled throughout a cottage garden to punctuate certain spots in the garden and draw attention to these areas. Typically, cottage herb gardens require less maintenance than knot or formal herb gardens because they are meant to have a wild look. They present an appealing option for gardeners who don't have a great deal of time to tend their gardens.

Celtic Knot Herb Garden

A Celtic knot herb garden features knotted paths that create a variety of garden beds for herbs. The individual beds are usually bordered by lower-growing herbs, such as lavender, rosemary or thyme. The individual beds in the knot herb garden typically feature similar planting patterns, though there may be slight variations. Some common patterns found inside knot herb garden beds include triangles, oblongs, diamonds and wheels. Herbs may be placed in patterns according to soil moisture preferences, so garden maintenance is easier. However, knot gardens typically require constant pruning to maintain the beds' patterns. The Celtic knot herb garden design works well for gardeners who have potted plants that they place outside every summer. The pots can be added to the centre of the garden bed or in corners to serve as the end to garden paths, drawing visitors' eyes back to the herb garden and away from the rest of the yard.

Formal English Herb Garden

A formal English herb garden requires a great deal of maintenance, including constant pruning, to keep its intricate look. Formal herb gardens feature geometric designs that fit together to form a larger pattern. The overall garden is usually rectangular, with herbs that grow as dwarf hedges used as borders to divide the garden into different patterns, such as diamonds, squares, triangles and oblongs. Formal herb garden designs can range from simple to highly intricate and complex patterns. Gardeners who wish to make dramatic visual statements with their gardens generally prefer this style.

Styles of English Herb Gardens

Styles of English Herb Gardens

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-12-02Views:130

Many homeowners enjoy planting an herb garden because it provides a steady supply of kitchen or medicinal herbs and creates an attractive landscape for a front or backyard. When it comes to designing an herb garden, gardeners often take cues from Eng[More]

English Cottage Garden Plans

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If a charming English cottage garden is part of the vision for your home, map out your design to take full advantage of the landscape concept. Initially, this style of garden developed in plots of dirt surrounding the simple cottages of poor workers[More]

English cottage garden plant list

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The traditional English cottage garden is in some ways the very model of what a garden should be. This traditional style of garden design includes some level of comfort in its informality yet also retains its very Britishness through paradoxically ca[More]

Designs for a Small Herb Garden

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Fresh herbs add taste and texture to foods. Since they are unavailable at many markets in the country -- and those offered are typically pricey -- people often opt to create small herb gardens for personal use. Garden Size An herb garden that is 12 f[More]

English Country Gardens Landscaping Ideas

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The first country gardens were a result of the black plague in England causing a reorganisation of the labour force. In 14th-century Britain, rural tenants now had a bit of land to cultivate. That land was put to use growing vegetables, herbs and med[More]

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Introduction Starting an indoor herb garden is a great introduction to growing your own edibles. It may take some light research, a little elbow grease and some patience, but you'll be rewarded with tasty herbs, plants that add ambiance and style, an[More]

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Bring a bit of the English countryside to your landscape with an English country garden. These gardens are romantic, informal and carefree. Haphazard plantings of various types of flowers give these gardens a sense of whimsy. Architectural elements a[More]

How to design a medicine wheel herb garden

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It is believed that the purpose of the original medicine wheels were to serve as ceremonial sites, perhaps for healing ceremonies. In her book "The Medicine Wheel Garden" E. Barrie Kavasch,an herbalist of Native American descent, reports that it is u[More]

How to Start an Outdoor Herb Garden

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Herbs have a variety of uses including ornamental, medicinal, culinary and aromatic. Many herbs are useful in more than one of these categories. Growing an herb garden will benefit you by providing a fresh aroma to your garden, to go with the natural[More]

How to Design an English Walled Garden

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English walled gardens provide a natural haven of solitude behind a fortress of brick, stone or hedges. Successful English gardens appeal to all the senses. They combine trees, shrubs, flowering annuals and perennials of varied textures, colours, siz[More]

DIY Indoor Herb Gardens

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Herbs are grown in gardens and containers. The leaves, flowers or roots of herbs are used for culinary or medicinal purposes, depending on the herb. Some herbs, such as basil, are annuals, while others, such as oregano, are perennials that can live f[More]

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An indoor herb garden means you can cook dishes and prepare salads using fresh herbs during the growing season. Grow a selection of different herbs in separate pots that fit easily on your windowsill. Choose pots or containers with drainage holes and[More]

How to Make an English Rose Garden in America

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No words can describe the beauty and sight of an English rose garden in bloom. With neatly formed beds spaced evenly apart from one another, each displaying an attractive array of roses in different colours and sizes, rose gardens provide endless hou[More]

Potted Herb Garden Gifts

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If you have a friend who likes to use herbs in his cooking, then give him a gift of a potted herb or a potted herb garden. There are many creative ways to package a potted herb gift. Decide whether your gift will be grown inside or outside. This will[More]

How to Plan the Layout of Your Herb Garden

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Herb gardens add both beauty and utility to your landscape. You can use herbs for cooking, arts and crafts, potpourris and medicines. In addition, as flowering plants, herbs adorn your landscape and often attract butterflies. When planning your herb[More]

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden From Seeds

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If you do a lot of cooking and you enjoy using herbs to season your food, you may want to think about starting your own herb garden. Even if you do not have any yard space, you can grow your own herbs indoors, often in as small a space as a window si[More]

How to Design English Country Gardens

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Designing an English country garden is not difficult if you keep in mind that they are often unstructured and appear as if planted by Mother Nature. These areas do not follow the Americanized versions of flower gardens. Tall flowers are not placed be[More]

Vertical Herb Gardens

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If you don't think you have enough room to grow herbs, you might want to go vertical. Vertical herb gardens, or living walls, offer a fresh supply of herbs while taking up minimal space. Herb Options The space available in vertical herb gardens for p[More]

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Designing any kind of garden is difficult, but even more so when designing a formal English rose garden. These types of gardens are very complicated, ornamented and full of different roses. Lines are rarely straight, but instead tend to be curved and[More]

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