Thank you, DeborahJane...I absolutely love your parterre!!! I'm looking forward to 'over and under' trimming of mine this spring. There is a wasp living in one spot of it, as I found out last week...ow...but I will persevere, regardless. I just love the formality and the uniqueness of parterres and knot gardens. If you ever have the time...what is the difference between the two?