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Zen Rock Garden at The Bunny Ranch

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My Zen Rock Garden completed May 2011

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Category Home & Garden
Type Plant or Flower
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? (2) Variegated Japanese Silver Grass (2) Boxwood Spiral Trees (1) Dwarf Burning Bush (1) Pinus Topiary Tree (30) bags Cobble Rock (20) Big River Rocks (50) FOUND in my ditch red bricks

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What are you most proud of? Creating a peaceful and tranquil setting in the country Visualizing and making it happen Doing this by myself with no experience and it turning out exactly how I envisioned! Finding the bricks in my ditch that were old and mossy. They added the extra touch and I feel proud for recycling. And they were FREE!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? JUST DO IT Don't wait another day....GO FOR IT! (:

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You did a great job Lou-Lou! Keep up the great work. I look forward to seeing it in person one day soon! Tanya

06/03/2011 Flag

I took an art appreciation class that covered tea gardens. What I remember is water features could be created with either water or sand (using a garden rake to make squigly lines in the sand.) Other important concepts are wabi and sabi. The Japanese concept of perfection isn't the same as the Greek concept of perfection. There should be flaws in the Japanese form of perfection. I think Wabi is an imperfection in the manufacture and Sabi is imperfection in the sense of aging type flaws.

07/12/2011 Flag

Has anyone created a Japanese garden? Pls help as I would like this to be my fall project.

07/12/2011 Flag

I have tried to e mail the way we achieved our japanese garden but it was too lengthy to put in writing

07/13/2011 Flag

well worth the effort however enjoy !! sue

07/13/2011 Flag

what a great feeling of achievement, so rewarding after seeing the before photo!

07/12/2011 Flag

Take care not to overdo it, removing sod, and planting after raking out rocky soil, is very hard work and strenous on the back, now in recovery, can't wait to get at it again.

07/13/2011 Flag

I thank you for this tip as I tend to go for the gusto and act as if I'm the Incredible Hulk....(:

11/09/2011 Flag

I love this rock garden its very similar to what we are up to with our latest project which is a koi pond will send some photos soon

07/13/2011 Flag

Thank you Sue! Would love to see your Koi pond...(:

11/09/2011 Flag