Blanket a slope or add year-round greenery to an entry garden with a planting of dwarf Japanese garden juniper. Deer resistant and shade tolerant, this ground-hugging evergreen boasts an easy growing personality. Hardy in Zones 5-9. Botanical name: Juniperus procumbens ‘Nana’
A small collection of bonsai adds an element of green to the space. The indoor Japanese container garden utilizes natural stone that is in keeping with the the stone elements seen in the outdoor space. A few stepping stones allows for easy access into the garden.
This residence sits on the Nipomo Mesa high above farm fields overlooking the dunes and Pacific Ocean. Homeowners wanted a “Japanese Garden,” and a deck off the back of the remodeled residence. The landscape architect incorporated a major element of these gardens and also the “borrowed landscape.”
This gorgeous garden gets less structured and more native the farther you get away from the home. Large square planters contain succulents and flowers in an orderly manner, while native plants and ornamental grasses take over as the land extends in the distance. A wood deck provides a perfect vantage point to enjoy the Japanese-style garden.
Mirrors give the illusion that this quaint Japanese-style garden is much larger. Here, one reflects a stone pathway through a Zen garden. The sparse plantings work as a backdrop rather than a focal point.
A centerpiece in this modern, Japanese garden is a simple-yet-stunning planter set on a pedestal, containing a single succulent. Stepping stones lead to and around the pot, creating a path to visit and admire it and the surrounding plants and flowers.
This modern style Japanese rock garden is in keeping with the natural stone elements of the home. The plants provide a bit of greenery, as well as, soften up the space. The surrounding wood fence adds another layer of texture and provided privacy to the space.
A wall of Devonshire limestone encloses the garden, emulating the shape of a traditional Tansu chest. The treasure within is just as extraordinary, with sculpted pine trees, rare Japanese Maples and a hedge of weeping cherries enlivening the landscape.
Turn your own backyard into a Zen paradise with a little elbow grease or, in this case, a great landscape architect. The look is accomplished with plants like Japanese maple, dogwoods, azaleas, ornamental grass and artfully placed rocks.
The rawness of this stone sculpture contrasts with flowering plants, such as hydrangeas, in the Georgia garden of Lyman and Becky Smith. After Lyman Smith, a Georgia Tech graduate, retired from the telecommunications industry, he devoted time to creating his garden, with sections inspired by Japanese gardens, conifers from the Pacific Northwest and traditional Southern plants.
A Japanese maple is planted in a rustic planter, offering it more prominence as a focal point than it might receive planted in the ground. The color of the leaves, along with the red hues of another Japanese maple add vibrancy to this elegant terraced garden.
At the center of this Asian garden setting, a stone Japanese statue blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings. Set in an open clearing, the statue's solitary presence evokes quiet contemplation and reflection.
From late winter through early spring, ‘Beauty’ Japanese plum brightens the landscape with delicate white flowers. The white blossoms fade to form tasty red plums in midsummer, earlier than other plums. This small edible fruit tree grows 12 to 15 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. Plums make a nice addition to the home garden. 'Beauty' plum needs another plum for cross-pollination; ‘Shiro’ makes a good choice. Hardy in Zones 4-10.