A Delicate Balance

Increasingly, gardens are created in a more naturalistic style. But as in life, most people want some order and harmony in their gardens. It’s a delicate balance of exerting control and knowing when to let go. A garden can become a magical place of refuge and refreshment when this balance is achieved. Dutch landscaper Piet Oudolf discusses how he “edits” his garden in this Gardens of the World video. You can also see Oudolf’s use of both formal and informal landscaping ideas at work in this Hummelo Garden video. Enjoy!