> Cottage Care > Planting Design Basics, Part 2 of 4

Styles of gardens

There are many styles of gardens to choose from! Do you want your garden to be modern, artsy, or formal? Our favorite? The cottage style. “The exuberant, free-flowing, and busy cottage garden. Here many varieties of plants rub shoulders in a tangle of flowers and vines, while paths are winding and overgrown, creating a truly informal style.” What kind of garden fits your style?

Planting Design Basics, Part 2 of 4

In Part One, What Can I Give My Plants, you were encouraged to analyze your planting site, and to determine the existing conditions in your garden space. With site map in hand, the fun begins as you explore our second guiding question, What garden style...

How to Keep Cottage Safe Over the Winter

As Canadians lock up their cottages, trailers and hunting camps for the winter, the RCMP are out with tips to keep them safe...

Deck the Halls with money-saving ideas

The holiday season is stuffed full of traditions from the Thanksgiving turkey to the New Year’s toast. There’s...

House Works: Winterizing tricks make cottage close-ups better

Beating Mold, Mildew & Mustiness Cottages sometimes get musty and moldy when interior moisture levels get too high,...