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Japanese Gardening

Making a Japanese garden is far from your usual way of gardening. There is much more involved to create this oriental oasis. They include beautiful rocks, water, and plants to create a different world right in your backyard. Here are some things to think about when you are planning your oriental getaway. Since these gardens are all about zen, you will need to fence off the area using bamboo and make an entrance to the calming area. You want this area to be separate from the world around you to relax when you are there. Also, when you place the plants and flowers in the garden, you want to follow the tradition of making everything textured and not able to be seen all at once. The mystery is an essential piece of this garden. Incorporate some winding paths and take you to some excellent plants and flowers in the area. These paths can be made using smooth stone. Also, planting evergreens are crucial. It is because they are always green and will always be able to calm and lift your spirits when you spend time in this garden. They help bring added texture, so look for cedars and pines to add to the area.

Moss is also a great addition. They make an excellent groundcover for areas with more moisture, and you can also use these to make pathways through your garden and add stepping stones as moss is very hardy and can withstand a lot of traffic. You can also add some lanterns and pagodas to the area that will drastically increase the garden area’s ambiance and overall zen feeling. Also, add hostas and lilies to have a beautiful display of color and foliage for you to enjoy as you relax each day. Lastly, what Japanese garden would be complete without a bridge? Bridges are essential, and you can add just about whatever kind and color you want. The experiment in your garden with making your very own zen area and prepare to relax!

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