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Floriferus gardens dwindle down…

even stalwarts like roses slow…

the lavender has been shorn..

Fall Japanese anenomes cast their last nod over the nepata…

And then the garden is all about outline and

punctuation points…

Love round shapes in the garden…

Mop top trees and shrubs…balls of myrtle

This is geometry taken to the extreme in a Russell Page garden…

I really like dwarf English boxwood.

Like pearls, they can trim a row, cluster in corners

with their larger boxwood cousins

or criss cross an open stone court like

in this Normandy garden…

Symmetry and shape are the elements that keep place

in the garden until the riot of flowers return…

My garden shot in the spring over the top of the grape arbor…

I like to group boxwood in different sizes, also use

conical shapes like foreground right…

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One of the most respected of garden designers was Russell Page

Flip through his book here to plan a new garden

or dream your way into spring…

The Gardens of Russell Page