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Historic Landscape Design, Wilmette Illinois

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lsvolos wrote:
What is the name of the lavendar flowering plant behind the boxwoods?
   Comment   August 30, 2012
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The lavendar plants are catmint.
August 30, 2012 at 10:05am     
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Love the whole thing! But what material is the gray aggregate walkway?
   Comment   April 1, 2014
francophileyard wrote:
Will you train an apprentice by recreating this in my front yard ? - I have a 2 story stucco & stone French style home 2 & 1/2 hr. so. of Chicago in the middle of a dense woods near the Sangamon and have dreamed of having this to greet my family and friends. I am a retired teacher and could never afford a Landscape Architect. I would love to have this used as a training for a group of University of IL. students or an apprentice for the designer who created this French garden-symmetry (Schmechtig). My daughters could plan a wedding on our front lawn, if this dream was ever fulfilled. I can visualize my house at the back of this picture. The steps in the foreground could lead down into my front woods. My drive would be at the left of this picture leading under my present portecochere (so it would NOT be a sunken garden, but elevated) and not leave room for the catmint (which I know already grows in my sunny frontyard). And, the yard to the right of this picture would need to have some large feildstones for stepping down toward my side yard which leads to a walkout and more woods. So that side (my north side) of your pictured catnip would need just a bit of planning. Someone could do their internship with your company and practice on my home like an "HGTV dream-scape-give-away" :) Let me know if you would ever seriously consider this training op. Our home is in the same county as Allerton Park House and I have been inspired by its' grounds, as well.
   Comment   March 25, 2014

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: French Garden Style
Mix and match within the overall space. The plantings within each bed here are uniform, but they vary from bed to bed. Design tip: Creating a focal point, such as this fountain set in a semicircle of green, adds needed interest, especially in a large space where the masses of similar beds could be overwhelming. In this space, which is very large, the bed and trees also serve as similar breaks but don't overwhelm the design. In a smaller space, go with just one focal point.
You can also use a looser purple bloomer like this catmint (Nepeta) or Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) in a similar formal setting. The evergreen borders help keep the plants in check when you want a formal look ...

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