I like use of rocks gravel to slow water down as it moves through landscape on slight slope. Flat stone with depression in foreground a perfect spot for bees & butterflies to get water (without drowning in a deeper birdbath)
This cottage looks like the one which belonged to Liv's sister Sigrid south of Oslo. We stayed there several times when we visited Norway. It was like a picture-book cottage! And the yard had many flower gardens.