It all depends on (a) the mood of the rest of the work, and (b) the author's style. My work is modern, gritty, so --
Glittering foliage overhanging the path. White wicker chairs.
So no sentences, no unnecessary words. Get on with the story.
Yep, good Eric. Don't think foliage is likely to glitter especially, so maybe a different adjective there. And yes: different books need different approaches.