We could all use a little zen in our lives. If you have even a small piece of ground you can create a peaceful oasis in your own yard. Simplicity is key and unlike traditional perennial borders with masses of bold colour, the Zen garden keeps colour and quantity to a minimum, focusing on form and texture.
This tranquil site is a perfect design for that shady spot in your garden. Don’t be afraid to place it in the front yard if that offers the best site. By using a length of bamboo fencing strategically, you will still be able to enjoy some privacy. In addition to the plants, the Japanese use hardscape elements to create a sense of space. Traditionally these elements would all be natural, such as bamboo, granite and other stone and water.
PLANTS USED IN THIS GARDEN:
- Campanula poscharskyana Blue Waterfall – Zone 3
- Carex oshimensis ‘Evergold’ – Zone 5
- Dicentra ‘King of Hearts’ – Zone 2
- Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ – Zone 4
- Hosta ‘Patriot’ – Zone 2
OR SUBSTITUTE WITH:
- Veronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’ – Zone 4
- Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ – Zone 5
- Polemonium reptans ‘Touch of Class’ – Zone 3
- Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’ – Zone 3
- Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’ – Zone 2