But owners with more property can enjoy beautiful topiaries and pergolas and high-design trellises in exquisite landscaped gardens, just steps from their front doors. Lemon, olive, agave and cacti are just a few examples of the unexpected greenery used to add texture and color to these gardens from AD archives. With warm weather around the corner, let these breathtaking scenes - designed by landscape architects like Louis Benech and Ronald van der Hilst - inspire your next plantings. Related:
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Not all square feet of the landscape must be filled. Most residential landscapes consist of limited space, so the number of tree and shrub species used should also be limited. It is more effective to incorporate groups of one type of plant than to install one or two of a wide variety of plants. Create simple lines and curves that add interest rather than irregular lines that could hinder design (Figure 19-22). Repetition in the landscape should not be confused with monotony. Repetition contributes to unity and simplicity. It provides a solid foundation for landscape design, such as the repeated refrain in a song (Figure 19-23).