added by andersonlyn
to My house
(3 weeks ago)
Keep flower beds contained. While the original landscapes were focused on greenery rather than color, flowers could and did make their way into the design. The difference between these flower beds and those of English landscapes' more enthusiastic cousins, cottage gardens, is the sense of order. The beds are neatly edged, both with the lawn and with bedding plants, and nothing is too riotous.
Design tip: Adding masses of annuals in one color keeps the look more formal. Consider it a type of color blocking within your garden.