The hardware and the software
There are two concepts that work together to ensure that creativity and functionality are both fostered, and integrated.
Up first, the principles are like the software of landscape design. They are the instructions and concepts that both materialize ideas and help direct them.
Likewise, the elements are like hardware. These are the real-world components that determine how and why the landscape functions and looks the way it does.
A good understanding of these concepts will make creating a design much easier. Let's take a look.