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Garden Design

Designing practical rose gardens that require less seasonal maintenance.

Design Principles
Garden Design

Design Principles

Start with two rules that can kick-start the process of laying out a landscape, then move on to guidelines that help in scaling the proportions of a garden’s elements and, finally, to choosing and using the right plants.

Monet’s Gardens at Giverny
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Monet’s Gardens at Giverny

Monet’s garden was one of his biggest sources of his inspiration as a painter, so he created and managed the garden expansions himself with precise instructions for his 7 gardeners. He focused on engineering moments of light and color that would occur throughout the day by designing the locations of the flowers according to their colors: those of light colors, such as yellow or white, are placed in the most shaded areas of the garden – then the darkest flowers are placed in juxtaposition with the light ones. It came out in the paintings . . .

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