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Inspire Yourself With Japanese Garden Style

Inspire Yourself With Japanese Garden Style

Inspire Yourself With Japanese Garden Style – The Japanese garden strives to achieve harmony, privacy and calm. There is an attention to detail and clean lines, which makes it a high maintenance space.

Common elements are raked gravel, stepping stones, lanterns, ornamental bridges and pagoda.

Plants commonly found in Japanese gardens include dwarf pines, Japanese maple and bonsai with azalea blossom and the bright foliage of the firebush or maple adding color all year round.

Old Time Gardens

Old Time Gardens

Old Time Gardens – If you look at the typical suburban garden now a days you will probably find a large yard of green grass with a couple of planting beds spread out here and there, maybe a tree or two but still a lot of green grass. There is not the type of garden you would expect to have seen a hundred years ago.

A hundred years ago the yards were much different than today there was some lawn but because there were no gas powered mowers they were maintained by push reel mowers so the idea behind a large carpet of grass was not high on the wish list of most home owners.

 

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.

The Enthusiast’s Garden

The Enthusiast’s Garden

The Enthusiast’s Garden – This versatile garden incorporates several distinct areas to accommodate a gardening enthusiast’s varied interests. There is a water garden, a large area for fruit and vegetable cultivation, and raised beds for growing different types of rock plants.

All this is contained within an average-sized rectangular plot. This is the most common shape of garden encountered and one that many people find far from promising, as the overall shape and rigid boundaries seem dull; yet the shape has enormous potential.