In the beginning, I opted to go with a Japanese style garden, one that mimicked a rock or Zen garden. Although the central feature of the garden would be a dry stream bed, the topography of the yard dictated that the edges of the garden would slope or step in towards the dry stream bed. I then planted a variety of plants along these edges.
Over the years I have experimented with different plants. The garden has become shadier over time, hence the use of more shade tolerant plants as time has passed. Plantings include numerous variety of hosts, Japanese forest grass, junipers, clumping bamboo, astilbe, coral bell, and much more. A dwarf Japanese maple acts as a focal point near the center of the garden.
Therefore, it’s easy to understand why the Japanese garden is such a beneficial export. In a fast-paced world, things move quickly and people live stressful lives. Many people will benefit from having a place to find inspiration. Finding ways to distress are more important than ever.
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While each attempt at this type of landscape is different, the theory of the Japanese garden remains consistent. Each person may have a different approach to creating their own haven of Zen.