knot garden


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knot garden

A complicated garden design, usually small in area, and making use of plants set in geometric patterns, low hedges of shrubs trimmed into ornamental shapes as borders, and green foliage set off by sharp color contrast.
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It is generally agreed that roses, in fact, may be used in your Shakespeare garden to punctuate and divide each growing space, although some do use boxwoods, in true Elizabethan fashion; knot gardens are thus a logical variation on this theme.
Students planting the new knot garden at the Welsh College of Horticulture as part of the Level 3 Horticulture course
This knot garden is a square area that is divided into a series of compartments by low box hedges.
The perfectly aligned rows of the past have been replaced by weaving knot garden patterns.
Recent additions include a conservatory and a rose-filled knot garden.
Of particular interest, he relates More's famous wit to the symbolism of the popular knot garden and speculates on the dual uses of the gardens as somber places of private reflection as well as dangerous places of political/religious interrogation.
Its cooling pool and fountain overlook the sunken Knot Garden, named for the intricate pattern into which chains of dwarf evergreen Japanese holly, juniper, and arborvitae have been woven.
Near the pergola, detailed patterns of low-growing boxwood and barberry make up the Carol Brown Knot Garden.
On one level within the new book's narrative lie perhaps the seeds for a superb contemporary opera, a worthy successor to Sir Michael Tippett's The Knot Garden (1970).
This aspect of the composer's life is hardly irrelevant to his work: homosexual themes are crucial in The Knot Garden (1966-69), which even includes an onstage kiss between two male characters, and King Priam.
I've also planted a simple knot garden in gold and green box and, as it's clipped into shape, straight lines and green geometry should be a restful contrast to the muddled plantings in the cottage borders.
There you'll find a classically designed knot garden and the Historic Rose Garden (abloom in June and early July).