My idea of a cottage gardens involves a miscellaneous mix of tall flowering shrubs, bulbs, and perennials. I'm hoping for that look on the strip along the road.
The impatiens aren't perennials but they readily seed for the next year.
Bee balm, daisies, lavender, perennial purple salvia,and silver something blooming comprise this part. The little garden angel was a gift from a child several years ago.