Compatibility: Shape, form, color and texture combine and contrast to develop nuanced compatibility.


Centered: Elements that are centered offer context and cohesiveness to the overall view.

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Discernment: Placement and discernment combine to create a sense of arrival.


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Harmony: Compatible elements are selected to bring harmony to a chosen setting.


Focus: Garden elements work together, in concert, to bring focus to the landscape.

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Brightness: Splashes of color and texture add brightness and interest to otherwise passive space.

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Playfulness: Activities that engage playfulness support ongoing health and well-being.