What Does It Mean?

Fastigiate  Fas•tig•i•ate / adj.: fastigiate: (of a tree or shrub) having the branches sloping upward more or less parallel to the main stem. Often appearing to form a single column with the stem.

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Rosemary Rules!

Excerpted from The Garden in Winter By Rosemary Verey Architectural Details The architectural details of the garden–paths, walls, steps, terraces, statuary and urns–play a greater role in winter than in summer. Their main function is to ease the transition between one area of the garden and another, particularly where sharp changes of level occur. They also serve to…

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INFLORESCENCE  in•flo•res•cence / adj.: inflorescence: Cluster of flowers on one or a series of branches, which together make a large showy blossom. Categories depend on the arrangement of flowers on an elongated main axis (peduncle) or on sub-branches from the main axis, and on the timing and position of flowering. In determinate inflorescences, the youngest flowers…

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Rosemary Rules!

Excerpted from The Garden in Winter By Rosemary Verey Space, Structure & Pattern IF YOU ARE fortunate enough to walk in a garden which looks good in mid-winter, you will realize that it does so because of its use of space, the patterns created by its paths and walls, the shapes of its shrubs, the shadows of its evergreens…

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Like words such as art or architecture, the word Garden can also be subject to interpretation…

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PROCUMBENT pro•cum•bent / adj.: procumbent / (of a plant or stem) growing along the ground without setting forth roots. Procumbent plants are plants that trail along the ground. The term, procumbent is often used to refer to landscape plants (vines) that cannot grow upright unless aided by humans through training. The classification, “prostrate” is sometimes substituted. Such…