Simplicity and Elegance: Using Japanese Style in Your Garden

Designers of Japanese gardens are adept at selecting elements and planting carefully, and staging scenes to be viewed from specific vantage points. With these tips you, too, can invoke this serene, precise style.

Excerpted from Garden Design
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Reflections of Fall

Japanese gardens are highly staged, with precisely positioned plants, intricate pathways, water features and views beyond the landscape. Here, Japanese maples shade the banks of a pool. Stepping stones offer access across the still water.

Excerpted from Garden Design

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