Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Parterre - Garden Design with boxwood

Imagine looking out your window at this every day? What a treat. The above garden is in Florida. Parterre is a french word literally translated "on the ground." A better definition is a formal patterned garden. These types of gardens are more plentiful in Europe, but we are catching on that you don't have to live in a castle to have a garden like this. Just good clippers.

How I love boxwood especially the dwarf english box which is exceptional for formal designs. I have a similar pattern in my garden, but this one we saw in Beverly Hills. It is on rodeo drive. I have recently taken a fondness to variegated boxwood, too.

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