Japanese rock garden
If you ever wondered why a Zen garden is like it is OR what they mean and their historical background then my monthly Podcast should interest you as the latest episode is all about Japanese Zen gardens or Karesansui gardens as they are known in Japan. You can listen to it for free ( of course!) by clicking on the player below:
Zen gardens come in all shapes and sizes but follow very rigid principles.
They can be built in a large or small space and are ideal for meditation. Peaceful sanctuaries in a hurly burly world.
The smallest one that I have seen was actually so tiny that it fitted in an egg shell! Other Zen gardens that you may have seen include the small desktop ones that people like to have to keep them stress free at work for example.
Nice as they may appear it is much better to make a Japanese style garden in a slightly bigger space.
In Zen gardens wooden dowling rakes create swirls and shapes that are used to create the illusion of water in ‘dry’ water lakes and seas usually made of sand or gravel.
Zen gardens typically imitate actual landscapes. You will see from the picture above how the land and ‘sea’ replicate an actual panorama of landscape. Sometimes in Japanese gardening this principle is used and it is called ‘Borrowed scenery’ – the copying of real or for that matter imaginary landscapes.
Got a small area in your yard or a roof terrace? Why not create your own ‘Zen’ space? It’s easier to do than you think!
Our FREE book ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ will give you lots of inspiration and ideas to really invigorate an unused area in your yard or garden. CLICK HERE to claim your free copy today…and of course a big part of it is how to create a stunning Japanese Zen garden!
The ultimate way to create a Japanese garden in a small space!
The latest edition of the ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’ is available for you to listen to right now.
This Episode ( as they are called in the world of Podcasting!) is all about OBSTACLES to creating a small Japanese garden space and HOW to re-think those objections and ultimately overcome any negative thoughts about making a Japanese garden at home being too much of a hassle or TOO expensive.
Its a negative to positive listen! You will like it…..
Your yard may look like this….
But IT COULD look something like this …
Yes, it is the drab yard above completely redesigned in a Japanese style! It really is amazing what can be achieved on really very modest budgets when making a Japanese garden.
LISTEN to the podcast HERE and then try our FREE book ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ it can be yours in the next few minutes to hopefully inspire you to have your own Japanese style garden at home.
Stones and Rocks in a Japanese garden are a principle ingredient whether they are included in one of the many Japanese garden styles or a Zen style garden more popularly referred to as a Japanese Rock Garden. But, did you know that there are types of ‘Bad’ stones that should never be used in a Japanese garden?
Well, there are! They can be put into essentially 3 categories:
1)The Diseased Stone– these are withered stones or maybe have a misshapen top
2)The Dead Stone-this is stone that is obviously a vertical one used as a horizontal one, or vice versa.
3)The Pauper Stone-this is a stone that has no connection to the other stones in the garden.
When going ahead making a Japanese garden a little knowledge can really help. Like anything a simple explanation helps you get the results that you need . I’m guessing that the idea of a Japanese garden in your yard or garden – a place of serenity and calm at one with nature – appeals to you?
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