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Formal Garden

Add a dramatic sense of scale and proportion to your garden!

Formal gardens are often characterized by well-defined structure and geometry as a reflection of man’s influence on nature. Organized around a central axis or pathway, formal garden designs focus on symmetry and easily recognizable ground patterns. Often, this axis features a sculpture or decorative ornament for effect and a focal point. The materials palette is generally kept to a minimum, with gravel and regular paving stones. The main planting features consist of lawns and hedges, the latter being used to define space, edge borders or create parterres. Adding height, pleached trees may be introduced to create ordered avenues while decorative borders may be planted to soften the garden’s rigorous geometry.


Formal Garden Guides


Allium 'Gladiator' (Ornamental Onion)

One of the tallest and most architectural onions with its inflorescence consisting of dozens of small star-shaped reddish-purple flowers forming a 6 inches across (15 cm) globe-shaped cluster

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Allium 'Globemaster' (Ornamental Onion)

One of the biggest flower heads! Allium 'Globemaster' is a striking ornamental onion with its inflorescence consisting of dozens of small star-shaped violet flowers forming a 10 inch wide (25 cm) globe-shaped cluster.

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Allium 'Mont Blanc' (Ornamental Onion)

Tall and elegant! Allium 'Mont Blanc' is a splendid beauty with its 4 inch wide (10 cm) umbels of pure-white flowers atop sturdy, upright stems

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Allium 'Mount Everest' (Ornamental Onion)

Large shimmering white flowers! Allium 'Mount Everest' is a splendid beauty with its 6 inch wide (15 cm) umbels of pure-white flowers atop sturdy, upright stems! Its basal, semi-erect strap-shaped grayish-green leaves are also quite ornamental.

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Allium 'Round and Purple' (Ornamental Onion)

Long-lasting, large round lilac flower heads! Probably the biggest flower heads of all Alliums.

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Allium giganteum (Ornamental Onion)

Dramatic border background plant! Perhaps the tallest of the ornamental onions, Allium giganteum is a striking and bold addition to the garden with its star-shaped, tiny lilac-purple flowers forming a 5-6 in. wide (12-15 cm) globe-shaped cluster.

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Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation' (Ornamental Onion)

One of the richest-colored alliums! Multiple award-winner Allium 'Purple Sensation' is a striking ornamental onion with its inflorescence consisting of dozens of small star-shaped deep-purple flowers forming a globe-shaped cluster.

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Alliums (Ornamental Onions)

Alliums are plants of exquisite beauty that deserve a place in perennial gardens. Easy to grow and undemanding, these very ornamental bulbs distinguish themselves by their great diversity in color, inflorescence, flowering height and bloom times. Many species bloom in early summer - just after the spring-flowering period and just before the exuberant full bloom of summer. 

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Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (Boxwood)

Compact, Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa' (Boxwood) is a small, slow-growing, broadleaf evergreen shrub with soft and lush foliage of ovate, fairly glossy leaves, up to 1 in. long (2 cm). Tough, hardy and easy to grow, this dwarf Boxwood provides color year-round

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Ribes alpinum (Alpine Currant)

Extremely winter hardy, Ribes alpinum (Alpine Currant) is a compact, mound-forming, deciduous shrub with bright green, trilobed leaves in spring. Emerging early, the foliage changes to dark green in summer with an attractive gloss on the leaf uppersides, before warming up to yellow in the fall.

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Rose 'Wisley 2008' (Ausbreeze)

Recently introduced by David Austin, Rose 'Wisley 2008' is an irresistible variety of English Rose which produces incredibly delicate and charming pink, fully double flowers that open from rounded, plump buds. The blooms are shallowly cupped, packed with petals arranged in a most perfect rosette formation.

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