When designing a garden and thinking about the structure, the use of stone is an essential. The beauty of the material is it's simplicity. It endures. The hard edges of the stone fade away throughout the spring months as the planting around them forms new shapes and creates a very different space. Clematis grows over a wall giving life and movement to the static form. Grasses grow against the edge of a wall, as sedum spreads naturally through the gravel and cobbles.. The seasons pass and the softness of the planting ebbs away to once again reveal the structure of the garden. In Winter, the shapes of an archway are accentuated by the low sun casting long shadows. The ledges in a dyke catch the snow as it falls, revealing a chaotic pattern of choices made as the wall went up. The bones of the garden are once more revealed.