The design and appearance of a landscape depends on the personality of the property owners, this article says. Those who prefer neat yards may like an American formal garden, those who want unique landscapes may select native plants, and those who seek serenity may find Asian gardens appealing. "Some people like the more deliberate, symmetrical manicured look of formal gardens which have fewer colors in the palate. While English country gardens gives you differences in textures, a real strong vertical element and lots of colors which can pull you through the seasons," said Melissa Mravec, a landscape designer at Allen Landscape Centre in Highland, Ind.
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