The balance outdoors comes from balancing the formality of structure (paths, flower beds, walls, etc.) with the informality of planted form. Patina style advocates "letting the space go a little wild" within the basic infrastructure. In this front garden, beds and walkways were established, then the plants were allowed to go wild. Weathered pots, iron pieces and wicker were casually added to decorate the space and to provide spots to relax and enjoy it.