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Garden Glossary

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Façade The front of a building having architectural treatment
Facilitate This is the action of a landscape design professional and other design team members to assist each other to bring about or make easier, the entire project’s success.
Ferme Ornee This is derived from the French=ornamented farm. The term can be used in modern gardens when describing a farm designed aesthetically to be seen as a garden.
Fernery This may be a collection of ferns, either indoors or outdoors or a large garden segment devoted to a variety or varieties of fern; aiso a collection of ferns, either indoors or outdoors.
Field Survey Also known as a site survey and is performed to gather any and all information pertaining to property particulars
Flowery Mead This is a medieval name for a lawn rich in wild flowers.
Folly This is a building in the garden that is built primarily for visual effect; to "fool" the eye into thinking it is something other than what it is.
Formal This term is applied to gardens that stress straight lines, right angles and circles.
Foundation Plantings These are shrubs located in beds surrounding the base of a structure.
Framework This is the basic structure of a garden or landscape that acts as a basis or framework for all other landscape elements that are to be incorporated in the plan.
Freestanding or
Group Plantings
A plant or compositions of plants standing away from a structure or other groups of plantings
Function This is the action for which a garden is designed and will ultimately be used.
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