Formal Shapes for Winter

/, Geometric Shapes/Formal Shapes for Winter
shapes of winter

As winter approaches and perennials and grasses begin to droop this is a good time to look at the ‘bones’ of your garden, those formal shapes made from evergreens. In these pictures we have  Viburmum tinus (the lollypop shapes), Buxus, and Rosmary which combine in a musical way to make this area along the outhouse a real focal point all through the winter. The Rosemary serve to give the heavy bulwark of the box columns in the background a sprightly boost and in between the gaps at ground level are silver catmint that have grown so profusely over the summer they are now just lying around looking beautiful,languid and spent. 



formal shapes of winter 01

So as Autumn strips the branches of their leaves, which have feed them sunlight all summer, the evergreen shapes in your garden come into their own.

By the way did you know that sceintists have discovered why leaves russell in the wind. They did some trial experiments where they stilled the movement of leaves and found that they were were attacked by hungry insects at a much greater rate than the trees where the leaves were allowed to russell!


By |2020-07-08T15:24:16+01:00October 12th, 2014|Blog, Geometric Shapes|Comments Off on Formal Shapes for Winter

About the Author:

In 2006 I formed Glorious Gardens, gathering together skilled practitioners to offer not just design but implementation of these designs and maintenance packages where we could look after the gardens once we had created them. Throughout my career I have designed gardens to inspire people with the heart aching beauty of nature, with shapes, colours, moods and proportions to pleasure the body and calm and delight the mind. I am also an artist who works with colour and abstract shapes and I bring this sensitivity to the 4 dimensions of a garden. I am very good at listening to clients and I’m able to draw out the essence of what a client wants for their outdoor space.