Haute Cottage Has a New Home!

12 Mar

We’ve moved!  Our new location is http://www.hautecottage.com

We’ve made the move to our own servers to provide proper service to our customers.  Wordpress still powers our website and we thank them for creating such an easy-to-use interface.

Come visit us to find interesting and unusual plants for your home and garden!


Visit our new website at www.hautecottage.com

4 Mar

Visit Us at  www.hautecottage.com

Last Minute Gift for the Gardener. Angel’s Trumpet Seeds- Beautiful Flowers

19 Dec

Over 100 seeds, already gift packaged in a ribbon wrapped, aluminum/glass case. Planting instructions, as well as species information included.

Datura, "Le Fleur Lilac"

A great gift idea for the gardener on your list

Datura, “Le Fleur Lilac”, Angel’s Trumpet
This plant grows up to five feet tall and four feet wide and has dozens of 3-4 inch lavender flowers with an outstanding fragrance. Flowers from early Summer through Fall.
Plant near your home or garden entrance to be greeted by its wonderful fragrance.

This variety of Datura is easily grown and is an outstanding specimen plant for the garden. We grow these seeds from our own plants in Upstate NY from plants that reseed themselves each season.  Order now! From Haute Cottage.

Wild Strawberry, Fragaria vesca

9 Jul

Fragaria vesca, alpine strawberry

Want an easy, rewarding plant to grow? How about a plant with the best tasting strawberries you’ve ever tried?  There’s a reason that fine restaurants and gourmands the world over seek this berry- it’s truly better than any mega-farm strawberry grown. Berries are small, sweet, and everbearing. Perfect for the cottage garden!

Commonly called the Woodland or Alpine Strawberry, this variety is Fragaria vesca.

These perennial plants reproduce by seed and stolons.  Zones 4-7 work best. Plant in full sun to partial shade.  Prefers well draining, slightly acidic soil.  Amend sandy and clay soils with organic compost or mulch.  Currently in stock and shipping in our Amazon and Etsy stores.

What makes a Haute Cottage?

20 Jun

You do!  After all, your house will always be a reflection of you and your family’s lifestyle.  We’ll show you some easy ways to add color, style, interest and function to your home.

Living Herbal Tea Kit

15 Jun

Living Tea Kit

Living Tea Kit

Make your own specialty teas from the dried leaves and flowers of your own living herbs! Growing and brewing instructions provided!

For sale and shipping now at my Etsy shop called Karlington. Each makes a delicious tea with its own merits and there are purported health benefits as well:

Bee Balm: A hot or cold infusion makes a soothing beverage. Historically used for the symptom relief of colds, headaches, and gastric disorders, soothing sore throats, nausea.

Peppermint: Various healing effects, as a result of the menthol that it contains. It is said to ease such problems as irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and headaches.

Ideas: Don’t forget iced teas this time of year. Bee balm and peppermint added to a pitcher of plain iced tea will make great memories. Peppermint is also useful in Mediterranean dishes, candies, drink recipes and desserts.

Well established plants, 8-12 inches tall, are shipped bareroot for transplanting in your garden or container. These are all perennial plants, as they will come back year after year.

Growing and brewing instructions provided! For sale at the Karlington Store.

Haute Cottage Garden Essentials

12 Jun

Whether your garden is well established or you are just starting out, there are some specimen plants that are a must for the cottage garden.  We’ve created a short list of plants that might well be worth considering as you think about rearranging your garden beds this Fall.

  • Hydrangea
  • Thalictrum
  • Hollyhock
  • Bee Balm
  • Castor Bean