Everything else in a garden is ancillary to its plantings; they are the life, color, and lush-green beauty that only grows. Plantings are to the experienced European Landscape designer what the palette is to the painter: Pigment and texture, shape and scale. This is the raw material that we skillfully organized into something original, pleasing and unique. But unlike the canvas, which can only be viewed, the garden is an organic, breathing medium in three dimensions. We choose each individual planting for its size, shape, and color, one little piece in the mosaic that is the finished garden.