Dargan Landscape Architects; New Orleans
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Landscaping for Your Home Style
Your home's architecture -- formal and imposing, casually horizontal, whimsical or evoking a specific region -- can help you design a complementary landscape. We talked to Mary Palmer Dargan, ASLA, author of Timeless Landscape Design and Susan Cohan, APLD, for landscape design tips for 10 home styles.
Federal-style homes are formal and rectangular, with symmetrical windows and
subtly grand ornamentation such as a brick exterior and tall, slim porch
columns. Clipped, straight, formal lines are appropriate in the garden of this
home. Evergreens are key for this look, with topiaries and pockets of flowers.
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