1950's Architectural Pottery
"The choice among all these diverse kinds of enrichment elements will be mostly personal, based on desire and need. The first pitfall is to get too many of them. They must be controlled, restricted, and organized along with the balance of the garden, or they are apt to disrupt and clutter it. The second pitfall, perhaps more seductive than the first, it to begin the accumulation of enrichment elements before the primary framework of surfacing, enclosure, and shelter has been established. Many, many gardeners have made this mistake, usually unconciously, with the result that the primary framework gets sidestracked, and often never materializes. The prettiest flower garden in the world falls flat without an adequate background and framing"
The Art of Home Landscaping, by Landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, 1956