Meditative Japanese Garden

The owners of this suburban garden wanted to transform an unwelcoming and bare landscape into a contemplative, meditative Japanese inspired garden.
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The front yard before the new garden was installed.
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The new plantings to the front entrance simultaneously soften the strong vertical plane of the house and draw you to the front door, providing a sense of welcome.
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The owners wanted a Japanese garden in this area behind the house. Here is the area "before".
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And now the "after". In time the groundcover will fill in, setting off the gravel courtyard.
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One corner of the Japanese garden highlighting a River Birch. The planting of ferns outside the boundary provides a transition to the woodland beyond.
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The plantings in this area blend into the woodland behind and offer seasonal interest.
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The weeping branches of the Chamaecyparis Nootkatensis provide a dramatic focal point.
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