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Country Garden Parterre

Create interest by mixing formal and country gardening styles.

In this parterre-style formal garden, 16 boxwood squares hold roses, poppies, peonies and delphinium. Cast-iron urns set on clean-lined bases punctuate the garden. The building beyond the garden houses a workshop, a new horse barn and a garage. It’s painted in Falun red paint, an environmentally safe powdered paint that’s mixed with water, linseed oil and dishwashing liquid.

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home May 2008 issue
  • Products: Paint, Swede Paint Enterprises.

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