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Gardens of the World: French Landscape
Saturday, February 26
French landscape gardens are unusual. They were often made to look like scenes from romantic paintings or even books. In fact, the garden at Versailles was designed by a painter.
To bring a bit of the French landscape garden onto your property, consider creating a small ruins. A partially built stone wall with the rest left "crumbling" near by would do the trick. A meandering path that invites the visitor to walk around peacefully and slowly would also be appropriate. Remember that a straight path is for business and a winding one for relaxation. A meandering path is especially suitable for a smaller area as it will make it feel much larger than it is. Mimosa trees, with their almost fairy like flowers, are highly appropriate for this type of romantic landscaping. Find them in our mail order nursery.