Small Japanese garden design
Japanese garden style is just perfect for small gardens. The tiniest space can fit a small Japanese garden. Japanese houses make the most of every bit of garden space, and often have small gardens squeezed a long a narrow pathway, or between two...
24 Creative Garden Container Ideas (with pictures)
Natural Rock Planters. Similar to the idea of hollowing out a tree stump, there are also plants that will grow really well in shallow rocks. You might already have a few rocks that are hollow enough to support succulents or dessert plants, but you can also group a few rocks or stones together to create a natural little rock garden.
Picture/Photo: Classic rock and raked gravel Zen garden, Tofuju-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan
Classic rock and raked gravel Zen garden, Tofuju-ji Temple. Kyoto, Japan,Part of gallery of color pictures of Asia by professional photographer QT Luong, available as prints or for licensing.
DIY Zen Gardening Brings Japanese Style to Your Yard
Got a yen for Zen? We're talking about the garden-variety type here; a little piece of heaven just steps from your back door. Though the art of Japanese gardening is many centuries old, in just one weekend you can create a reasonable facsimile of a classic temple garden in a secluded corner of your yard. It requires a minimum of materials, not much money and best of all, needs very little maintenance.
Whether you are are a student of meditation or simply like an Asian-inspired space to relax, there are ways to make any outdoor living space more "Zen". You don't have to say "om" or even incorporate Buddha into your design. Simple swaps for items you already have in the yard can be made for a…