Here's a view of the garden from the upstairs deck. Though perhaps hard to see any of the individual plants, it does give an idea of the structure and hardscape in the garden. We chose to use a lot of the local sandstone for the retaining walls and a tumbled flagstone for the paths and patios. It warms up the garden—literally. On sunny days the rock soaks up the heat and radiates the warmth back out after the sun goes down. But since we're in a canyon, this is a helpful feature. The extra warmth and the fact that we are facing south and east keeps the garden from being too shady and cool. And, I find, on a warm pre-spring day, it's difficult not to want to just sit out in the garden all day.