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Informal Garden, Winnetka, Illinois

Informal Winnetka, Illinois backyard design utilizing shrubs, pergola, garden decorations, stone and paver paths throughout the landscape design.

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October 5, 2014
threepods wrote:
What kind of roses are in the middle round garden? Beautiful!
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They are Bonica Roses which are ever-bloomers that grow about 3' tall and wide. Thanks!
    Bookmark   October 6, 2014 at 5:58AM
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February 15, 2013
dianelautz wrote:
Where did you purchase the iron sphere with arrow?
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Since it was installed a long time ago, I'm not certain for sure where it was purchased, but we have purchased some armillary spheres from Kenneth Lynch & Sons in the past Hope that helps!
    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 3:21PM
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January 8, 2013
Brigitte Reynolds wrote:
what is the small tree to the left in the rose garden and what is the hedge yu have used thanks.
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The small tree to the left of the rose garden is a Dwarf Korean Lilac on standard. There are actually four of them framing the space. The low hedges are Green Velvet Boxwoods and the taller sheared hedge in the mid-ground is Hicks Yew.
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November 28, 2012
bundle53 wrote:
What is the large tree nearly in the center of the background?
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The tree is a Red Maple or Acer Rubrum.
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The birth of the garden room. The movement introduced the creation of separate garden rooms, giving each part of the garden a different feel.The great British gardens of this era — at Hidcote Manor, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter — all have partitioned areas of the larger garden that have different planting schemes, ornamentals, water features or hard landscaping.One of the most stunning planting ideas championed by the Arts and Crafts designers was the use of monochromatic plantings, with white gardens being the favorite.
Amber Hopman added this to Armillary Spheres Set Rooms in Motion
Landscape Architect Rob Schwarz frequently uses armillary spheres as a lighter, more dimensional focal point in the garden. "An armillary evokes a sense of movement in the landscape," he says. "Seeing sun shadows cast onto the ground at different times of day adds interest to the ground plane."
Seventeenth-century English botanist John Parkinson wrote that boxwood hedging "is of excellent use to border up a knot, and a marvellous fine ornament there unto."Boxwood (Buxus sp.) is still the chosen favorite in formal gardens today; whether hard clipped or allowed to grow more loosely, it's stunning.
June Scott Design added this to 6 Basic Elements of Classic Garden Style
6. A restrained color palette. Plants in a classic garden have clean geometry. Clipped greens and hedges of boxwood, Eugenia and privet help define not only the look but also the space — often becoming the walls of the garden. Flowers such as roses, tulips and peonies may come and go throughout the season, but the garden overall is anchored by a strong arrangement of greenery.Some designers are updating formal gardens with more sustainable plantings. In California, native plants such as Baccharis ‘Centennial’ and Ceonothus griseus var. horizontalis ‘Yankee Point’ are two low-water natives that tolerate clipping well.
Paintbox Garden added this to Is It Time for a Sundial in Your Garden?
Strong focal points. If you’re thinking of creating an ordered space around a central point, a spherical sundial, such as this armillary sundial, makes a beautiful and elegant focal point. Ringed with shrub roses and boxwood shrubs, the sundial has a place of prominence in this formal garden, located in Winnetka, Illinois. Note also how the axis continues through to the opening in the hedge wall, leading the eye farther out into the property, a lovely effect.
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Semiformal. An underlying symmetrical plan brings order to the garden — but how it’s maintained will determine how formal it feels. While regular trimming is absolutely necessary to maintain the shape of hedges, you can allow things to get a bit shaggy between clippings to give the garden a wilder air. Easygoing rounded shapes are lower maintenance in a clipped garden than those with crisp, straight lines, and they blend well with bountiful flowers.Tell us: Do you have hedges or topiary in your garden? Please post a photo in the Comments.More: Tour a garden with a formal French design

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An underlying symmetrical plan brings order to the garden — but how it’s maintained will determine how formal it feels. While regular trimming is absolutely necessary to maintain the shape of hedges, you can allow things to get a bit shaggy between clippings to give the garden a wilder air. Easygoing rounded shapes are lower maintenance in a clipped garden than those with crisp, straight lines, and they blend well with bountiful flowers.
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boxwood edging with soft pink roses?
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lovr mixture of roses and hedge. and love the dwarf trees mixed into rose garden
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ligt pink roses
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armillary sphere
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roses, boxwood
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Pergola formal garden
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focal point
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Spherical or horizontal dial in yard as focal point and education and art.
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round garden for front yard
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pebble walkway
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restrained garden colour and borders. (roses)
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White and green
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Ilex vomitoria & pergola
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One of the most stunning planting ideas championed by the Arts and Crafts designers was the use of monochromatic plantings, with white gardens being the favorite.
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LANDSCAPE. beautiful mix of plants, lush, central focal point
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Buxinho na fazenda
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Semi formality, nice
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boxwoods to contain the roses & protect from the deer
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classy garden
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Front yard
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its structure
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hedge pathway
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st day of spring, March 20, is a cause for celebration for everyone who has weathered a long, cold winter. We crave the sun as much as our gardens do, and so it seems fitting to focus on sundials and the many ways they can be added to a garden scheme for beauty and practicality. Sundials have been around a long time. Egyptians erected stone obelisks as far back as 3,500 B.C. to chart the hours, and over the centuries structures like this have been a way to follow the sun. As a garden element, a sundial can bring a touch of classicism to an outdoor space, and depending on how it’s sited, it can be a prominent focal point or a piece of functional art.
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The partier garden
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Dwarf Korean Lilac on left
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informal garden
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Iron Sphere with Arrow
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symmetry, bushes, colors
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Just beautiful Front yard???
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Armillary sphere
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lush garden
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defined beds?
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Structure for accentInformal Winnetka, Illinois backyard design utilizing shrubs, pergola, garden decorations, stone and paver paths throughout the landscape design. Korean lilac trees!
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circular garden in front of fountain?
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French Provincial 9
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arbor, circler garden
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English formal
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Path and pergola
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evergreen pulls eye back
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tree focal point in background
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"wildness" of flowers. Could do this in the backyard.
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Formal gardens
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Boxwoods...roses and a gravel path....I'm officially all over the place with what I like!
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Clip me!
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front yard
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perfect for side yard
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Have columns that match our architecture for patio cover. Otherwise simple
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Cool gravel, nice hedge
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outdoor privacy
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Defined edges, over growing backsplash
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lilac trees, boxwood, color
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trees in a hedge
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semiformal-symmetrical, but rounded bushes are blended with bountiful flowers
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I have similar plants in my yard.
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Lilac tree
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arts & crafts garden
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rough but okay.
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Formal retreat with roses
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armillary sundial
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Mix of green and single tone flowers
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absence of flower pots for planting flowering shrubs
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The shaggy boxwoods.
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Structured walks and sculptures
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Circular garden with weather vein
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Like the hedges.
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like the center, boxwood, roses, ornament
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Could change plants to become permaculture
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colours used
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rose (or other garden) set inside a box hedge row
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Argia Designs Landscape Design & ConsultationSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Leaving narrow gaps between materials allows light to filter through, preserving glimpses of view. The narrower slats at the top of this redwood fence help break it up, delineating top from bottom and keeping it from feeling too flat.
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Clever formal gareen
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Very inviting
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Semiformal. An underlying symmetrical plan brings order to the garden — but how it’s maintained will determine how formal it feels. While regular trimming is absolutely necessary to maintain the shape of hedges, you can allow things to get a bit shaggy between clippings to give the garden a wilder air. Easygoing rounded shapes are lower maintenance in a clipped garden than those with crisp, straight lines, and they blend well with bountiful flowers.
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April 30, 2014
roses and lillys - pretty
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boxwoods and roses
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Roses with boxwood
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pergola three tier
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boxwood around the roses?
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like the look
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love this style
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The circular edges of the hedge look great accompanied by the gyroscope in the middle.
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