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Italian - French Parterre Garden

On the western end of the home sits the 'Italian Garden', modeled in the style of a classical French parterre.

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November 7, 2012
ediruss wrote:
What is the plant used to fill in the parterre, is a bush rose ?
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Yes. Though they have since been changed to Azaleas. Like all gardens, this one is ever changing.
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Amy Renea added this to All-White Gardens Light Up the Night
Another option is to encase a sea of white-blooming showstoppers in boxes of clipped hedges.
Kristy Woodson Harvey and Beth Woodson added this to Formal Parterre Gardens Rule the Landscape
Tightly clipped shrubbery and gravel pathways were the two main requirements of the first parterres, but their usage expanded to include flowers, which add to the beauty and sophistication of the design.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: French Garden Style
Add plants. Fill the spaces within the borders with plants, especially annuals and perennials. For a classic feel, stick to a single plant within each space, as was done here. The topiary-inspired balls that punctuate each bed add some height without distracting from the cool, clean overall look and feel. Design tip: When choosing plantings, consider their bloom period. A bed of tulips will look charming in the spring, but you'll need something in the space for summer through fall at the very least. Also consider the care requirements; if the bed is fairly wide and tightly packed, it can be difficult to reach the interior plants for deadheading and other maintenance.

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love the colour/symmetry/formality/overall effect
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Nice french flair.
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'Italian Garden', modeled in the style of a classical French parterre.
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boxwood surrounding flowers
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Back hedge
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nice plants
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Divide yard into quadrants of plant material
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French Parterre Garden, Beautiful Hedges.
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hedged flower beds
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Idea of how to frame up the planings... hedges, flowers, center focus
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higher flowers
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boxwood shrub
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Boxwoods could be an interesting way of filling in...plus they are super low maintenance
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I front of study & den. .
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This has the feeling of having walls, but is just columns with plants. Still love the boxwood.
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I love this kind of Garden
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I love a boxwood and this garden illustrates how to make them the center of attention. Mass plantings of white plants such as annuals, groundcovers or low growing roses can make the simple green palette look chic and refined.
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Italian - French Parterre Garden. Fab
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borders alike to each designated space, one topiary to each space, gives clean look and feel
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