BLOOMING BOULEVARDS

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DESIGN TIPS

Movement

Size & shape

Colour & texture 

  • Movement Most often boulevards are arranged with several tall plants (60 - 100 cm) placed in the middle, with mid-size plants (30 to 60 cm) grouped around them. Short plants (less than 30 cm) are placed around the perimeter can be used to create a border. 

 

  • Size and Shape Pollinators benefit by groupings of 3, 5 or 7  of the same plant together. Odd numbers tend to look better than even numbers, especially with smaller plants where groups are necessary to have impact. If a plant is bushy as well as taller, it does not need to be grouped. A single plant can stand alone as an interesting contrast.

  • Colour and texture Garden designs may be either formal or informal. Formal gardens tend to use distinct geometric shapes for their layout: circles, rectangles, triangles or long straight lines. Plant spacing, color, and layout should be uniform and precise. Informal gardens tend to use curves and free flowing forms. The color combinations are more relaxed and varying plant heights will mingle together.

  • Style Garden designs may be either formal or informal. Formal gardens tend to use distinct geometric shapes for their layout: circles, rectangles, triangles or long straight lines. Plant spacing, color, and layout should be uniform and precise. Informal gardens tend to use curves and free flowing forms. The color combinations are more relaxed and varying plant heights will mingle together.