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GeorgiaPeach 1970

You've put in hours of hard work! Very nice.
Even though your wood pieces make it less formal it is a formal parterre layout.
I think you need to anchor it with some evergreens, think boxwoods or soft touch holly. There seems to be alot going on with all the different colors and plants.
There's no place for the eye to rest.
I would anchor each space with an evergreen and go with just one or two complementing annual color. Maybe add some type of spiller to your center planter,creeping Jenny or ivy.
Formal parterres are usually more subdued.
But as Southern gardener and humorist Felder Rushing says "It's your garden,do what makes you happy.People are gonna talk about you anyway 😄

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Francis Fuenmayor

Thank you so much Georgia... awesome tips for sure :)

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Francis - needs some definition - something to contain it and frame the view. Privet hedge maybe 4'6 high so you can just get a glimpse of it, then at the street elevation trim the hedges in a curve to about three feet tall in the center to invite people to stop and look. Or you could use columnar evergreens with shorter globe evergreens between them. Some lattice screens with clematis or similar at the house would help to finish it also as a backdrop/stage curtain. I'd rather see stone steps/pavers - the woods says temporary, stone says timeless. An eye catching yet subtle/small Christmas tree topper would be good for the center piece - maybe a crystal prism.

Good start now for the final touches. Kudos.


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