The house speaks more clearly if the landscape respects and fits with the architecture and history of the home. A formal bed of roses rimmed by a boxwood hedge may work well in the driveway circle of a large Georgian home. It wouldn’t fit in front of a Raised Ranch. An English cottage garden will suit old Colonials and farmhouses, Victorians, Queen Annes, and Tudors. It wouldn’t be appropriate surrounding a home by Frank Lloyd Wright.