A first in a series of tributes introducing the idea of Complementary Opposites using artistic examples from around DA.
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"Hardscape, in the practice of landscaping, refers to the paved areas like streets & sidewalks, large business complexes & housing developments, and other industrial areas where the upper-soil-profile is no longer exposed to the actual surface of the Earth. The term is especially used in heavily urbanized/suburbanized areas with little bare soil."
"Softscape refers to the elements of Landscape that comprise live, horticultural elements. Softscaping can include, flowers, plants, shrubs, trees, Flower Beds, etc. This is a term that has been popularized in recent pop culture (2006 onwards) on television shows such as Home and Garden TV. The purpose of softscape is to lend character to the landscaping, create an aura, ambiance, and reflect the sensibilities of the inhabitants."