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Japanese Gardens Design Principles

Japanese Gardens Design Principles

Japanese Gardens Design Principles – In early Japanese gardens design principles included the idea that rocks already in situ should he respected for their own inner stillness, and that rocks, islands and ponds represented nature and should always he placed asymmetrically. Symmetrical elements represented humans.

The representation of a mountain is essential and refers to the Cosmic Mountain at the center of the universe. The Island of Immortality can he represented by an island or a rock. Rocks are arranged in groups of three. In old Japanese gardening books this is explained as representing three forces – horizontal, diagonal and vertical – which correspond to the structure of the universe – heaven, earth and mankind.

Backyard Perfect for Entertaining

Backyard Perfect for Entertaining

Backyard Perfect for Entertaining – Entertaining at your home can also make you feel in control of the many variables that can go awry at other venues. You won’t have to gamble with the service or food being bad, because you’ll be in charge of that, and you can customize the decoration and configuration of the space. When you decide to entertain at your house more, there are several improvements that you can make to your backyard that will be great values into the future.

Design a patio. The first thing to add to your backyard is a patio. Patios are typically concrete, level surfaces that are easy to clean and can have chairs and tables placed on top of them.

Integrating House And Garden: Doorways And Windows

Integrating House And Garden: Doorways And Windows

Integrating House And Garden: Doorways And Windows – The entrance to your garden is important. An interesting and inviting environment should greet you when you step out of the door. Not every door will open directly on to the garden, of course, but a row of well-tended pots could point the way to the garden, or perhaps a trellis-trained flowering climber on the wall.

Remember that a level garden seen from the ground appears foreshortened and shorter than it really is. Individual compartments will seem shorter too; so if you are planning a circular lawn, the circle will seem squashed unless you make it more of an oval, with the longest part facing the house.

Artificial Effects In The Garden

Artificial Effects In The Garden

Artificial Effects In The Garden – The range of materials that can be used in a garden includes the old and the new. Both can be used in all kinds of ways, and they must either merge with and enhance the existing look, being dictated by the planting scheme and atmosphere, or wittily stand out, catching visitors by surprise.

The best gardens have a touch of both, using a wide range, from stone, shells and water to concrete, metal, plastic, stained glass, colored pebbles, ornamental tiles, paint, wood, artificial lighting and slide projectors. In short, anything goes, but only if it looks good.