A new kind of landscape aesthetic is having a moment. Meadow-filled, slightly wilder gardens are losing popularity, as are landscapes dominated by hard textures, right angles, Cor-Ten steel edging, and sheared-to-a-knife-point formal garden borders and hedges. In their place, use of natural elements such as rocks, boulders, and beautifully untouched hedges that impose a more integrated sense of structure are on the rise.
Katiki Boulders, New Zealand, by Ian@NZFlickr, via Flickr. Found on the north-facing shore of Shag Point some 12 miles south of where the Moeraki Boulders are found. These concretions occur as both spherical cannonball concretions and flat, disk-shaped or oval concretions. Unlike the Moeraki boulders, some of these concretions contain the bones of mosasaurs and plesiosaurs.