Cottage Style Plants
There are as many garden aesthetics as there are gardeners! Each aesthetic has a unique style that lets us express our personalities and design preferences through our plants. This week were highlighting “cottagecore” plants!
So what is “cottagecore” or “cottage style” plants you may ask? The cottage garden is a style that emphasizes billowing texture, organic and free-flowing plant placements, and has a whimsical inspiration behind it. It is less straight lines, and more specimen planting with plants that add interest in all seasons.
Does this sound like something you’re interested in? Great! Let’s talk about which plants fit the “cottagecore” aesthetic.
Check out our recommendations below!
One of the best parts of gardening is enjoying the fruits of your labor! Being able to sit outside in the garden is definitely complimented by gentle sounds of windchimes in the wind.
Their soothing sounds are only the start of their beauty. Windchimes come in all shapes and sizes making them the perfect addition to your garden or patio.
The Bungalow porch has tons of options for you to choose from! We currently carry traditional windchimes that are in the tune of songs like ‘Amazing Grace’, sea glass chimes, wooden chimes, and more!
Want to gift windchimes to a friend? Our lovely Bungalow crew members are happy to help you pick out the perfect one, and wrap it for free!
Add a piece of personality to your garden or patio this fall!
Think of statuary as a way to elevate the look of your garden with something other than plants. Our new fall statuary pieces are the perfect touch for a more elevated look. Blend the pieces into your garden, place them by your front door, or build around them as your focal point. The possibilities are endless!
One of our favorite parts about statuary is their durability. Unlike other seasonal decor items, you don’t have to worry about them getting damaged from rain. Reuse them year after year for seasonal fun in the garden.
With statuary, you’re one step closer to having a botanical garden in your backyard!
Seeds for Pollinators
Let’s get to pre-planning your pollinator garden! If you plant seeds now, you’ll be rewarded later with a luscious garden and tons of pollinators.
Many times we decide on plants based on their looks and how they fit into our landscape, but what if changed this mindset for pollinator gardens? Planting for pollinators rather than aesthetics will reward you tenfold. We know that pollinators are crucial for our plants which is why it’s important to add plants that not only provide nectar, but also host them! Nectar and pollen plants act as food or fuel for pollinators while host plants are a place where they can lay eggs to keep further generations going.
For butterfly & moth host plants, we suggest planting: Milkweed (Monarch Butterflies), Alyssum (Cabbage White Moth), Nicotiana (Five Spotted Sphinx Moth), Viola (Fritillary Butterfly), Morning Glory (Pink Spotted Moth), Amaranth & Celosia (Sootywing Skipper Moth)
For hummingbird nectar plants, we suggest: Cardinal Climber, Phlox, Sweet William, Marigolds, Gazania, Foxglove, Winecup, Gaillardia, Hummers & Singers Seed Mix, Black-Eyed Susan Vine, Black-Eyed Susan
Check out the seed packs below!
What to Plant in August
August is here gardeners. Let’s add to your veggie garden! If you’re like us, you’re ready for fall veggies.
Here’s what we’re excited about this month:
- Malabar Spinach: This ferocious grower is perfect for those who love greens! Although not a true spinach, Malabar Spinach tastes quite similar when cooked. It also doesn’t wilt as quickly!
- Tomatoes: A fall fan favorite! We’re excited to get the chance to harvest tomatoes again this year! What variety will you try your hand at this year?
- Cucumbers: We have Lemon Cucumbers in stock! These cucumbers are round and yellow. Don’t let the name fool you though, the cucumber does not have a citrusy flavor.
Ready to get in the garden? Here’s what your should plant this month:
- Malabar Spinach
- Malabar Spinach
Who else is ready for cooler weather, pumpkins, and mums? We are…and so is the Bungalow! This weekend you can begin shopping our Fall decor collection!
This year the Bungalow has curated some of the hottest fall styles to help bring fall cheer to your home!
Need fall fragrances? Shop Dragonfly and Voulspa for scents like Spiced Pumpkin Latte and Paradiso Fig. The Bungalow also has pumpkins galore in every style you can think of: jute, flocked, porcelain and more!
You can also find fall statuary around the nursery. Let’s get decorating!