The design principle of massed plantings in home landscaping is a relatively new concept but textural, green drifts and colorful swaths are now standard practice along highways to
mimic the countryside growth along roads. Simply put, massing is a group of like elements-more than three or four. Massing is impressive because of sheer numbers or weight, like a long freight train that makes us stop to count the cars or marvel at the pulling power of the engine. Then, curiosity draws us in to notice the components-in this case, the cars.