The pieces of design, the individual shapes and images that work together to make a final composition create lines between them. This is true in landscaping as well. The pieces of design or, in landscaping, the flowers, shrubs, hills, alcoves, rocks and statuary are inevitably connected to one another by short straight lines, much like connect-the-dot games that we play a children. During the design stage of landscaping it is important to arrange your “dots” in such a way that they create a single image or visual flow. Also remember, you are not dealing in a single dimension. Imagine how your lines will appear from a birds eye view. Then imagine how they will look when you view the straight on. There are different lines that will be created, and it is important to remember to pay attention to all of them.