Trees, shrubs, and flowers are essential elements for bringing any landscape to life. They can be used as focal points or to provide us with privacy, shade, and wind protection. Creating a beautiful garden requires some planning and vision. We must envision trees and gardens not as they are now, but as they will be in five, ten, or even twenty years. We must consider how quickly, how tall, and how wide each plant will grow. We must also consider the sun, soil, moisture, and temperature requirements of each plant. Most importantly, we must consider the needs of each client. While some of us enjoy weeding and pruning, many of us prefer low maintenance gardens.