Making Room for Color and Creativity in the Garden



Transform an overgrown, unused property into an exuberant garden full of color and fun

Japanese garden landscape with quiet charisma
A 400 square meter plot offers enough space for a garden landscape in the style of a Japanese tea garden. Directly adjacent to the terrace is a water lily pond. A wide strip of gravel lines the Left Bank, on the right bank grow tall grasses and a Japanese flower Dogwood. Stepping stones lead over the water surface of the pond and through the lawn to the pavilion, which is reminiscent of a Japanese Tea House. In the lawn, a plant island is modeled like a small hilly landscape. In spring, the flowering of Magnolia is an experience. Several large boxwood balls grow close to each other. In the bed along the right boundary of the plot there is a Buddha figure in the shade of a garden bonsai. Picturesque the Growth of the Hanging snow-cherry it is. On the left side of the garden, tall shrubs and bamboo set the tone. The stone water trough sets a beautiful accent.

Garden bonsai are Central components of Japanese gardens. Here you will find interesting information about the woody plants as well as valuable tips on planting, care and pruning.

As a garden bonsai refers to trees planted in Japan, and in Western cultures, are growing in very large containers in the garden, and a Japanese type of design in Form. The Japanese refer to the trees themselves as Niwaki, as well as the way they are shaped. In the West they are also known as Big Bonsai, Japanese Bonsai or Macro Bonsai.

History of the garden bonsai
Trees and trees in general are important elements in Japanese garden design. However, the garden areas are rather small, because the settlement area of Japan is limited to some large plains, the coastal strips and some mountain valleys. Only 20 percent of the land area is basically colonizable, everything else is natural landscapes, which are characterized by forested mountains, rocks, rivers and lakes. These characteristic natural elements are also to be found in the gardens, whose Tradition dates back to a period of over 1,000 years.

Among other things, the source of inspiration for the landscapes to which the gardens are modelled is Shintoism, the original Religion of Japan. This has strong animistic traits – for example, the worship of nature, whereby trees or rocks can be abodes of the gods. The guidelines of Feng-Shui are also included, in which certain elements are used in such a way that they have a positive effect on life. In the 6. Buddhism, which invites people to contemplate and meditate, has also played its part in Japanese garden culture since it arrived in Japan in the 19th century – this is often manifested in the numerous Buddhist temples in Japan itself. Calm, harmony – balance-these emotions are supposed to trigger Japanese Gardens in the viewer. Trees and woody plants are cultivated, cut or bent in such a way that they fit the Mini-natural landscape. They are designed in a Japanese way.

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