The back garden’s on a lower level–great to see from my office and the shady refuge of the lower patio–but not visible directly from the first floor. However, I’ve learned deck rail viewing. Nice mornings I enjoy coffee on the deck and view the gardens from above. I love the tapestry created by the plantings. I also have a great view down from my third floor window to the daylily garden–wonderful to view with each day’s rising. When I designed the garden, I knew that I would see it from above but the same principles of drifts and masses, form, repetition, texture that work on the ground plain work from above as well. Even in this heat wave I can enjoy the garden.