Ah, what to say about hardscape (in other words, everything but the plants themselves) in the winter garden? A dusting of snow can conceal many things but it can be revealing, too. How is your space divided? Rocks, timbers, concrete, plastic, or metal. Is the overall shape pleasing, jarring, satisfying? A straight line (like a path to the front door) can be very agreeable, but so can a gentle curve (like a path through the garden). When covered in a thin layer of snow, the outline can be discerned. Textures come into play: smooth, like concrete, versus rough, like gravel. Directionality is a feature: vertical, like a copper trellis, versus horizontal, like a raised planter. All these things can add appeal or interest to a garden in winter.