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Winter is an ideal time to take stock of your garden and consider whether to tweak or rework your design. In the latest issue of the Arboretum Bulletin, landscape architect and Foundation staffer Jason Morse simplifies the garden design process by comparing its principles to those of composing a good photograph.

Jason uses gorgeous photos that he took at famous botanic gardens around the U.S. to explain these parallel principles. For instance, in the above shot from the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a Dale Chihuly fountain forms a focal point anchoring the garden display and guiding the viewer’s attention.