A little diversion

bonsai_audgeJanuary 24, 2007

Well, not really. If you've been to the Professional Gardener forum, you might know that I've been busy with a design project for a university course I'm taking. The assignment was to take a predetermined space (both interior and exterior) and fit it up in any way that we liked and then to build a scale model of it. I decided that a simplistic style would be the best for the small space (about 900 square feet inside, and 600 outside), and so decided to make a little Japanese garden (similar to a tsuboniwa, if my vocabulary is correct) in an area of the yard. I hope you enjoy, and would appreciate any critiques of criticism.

View of the garden area, from the dining room:

The entire garden:

A detail of the tsukubai:

A note on the construction: practically everything was hand-made (including the rocks!) and not pre-made for model-building (except for the moss, which is flocking to create trees). I would definitely recommend experimenting with Japanese garden model building (which was probably the most enjoyable part to make). It's interesting to see what you can come up with if you have very little limitations. It's also not dependent on the weather (as it seems that activity decreases during the winter).


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
yama(7b Ga)

Hi Audric
try to use one red color /leave or berry. contrust of color give life to whole landscaping. Red dot in garden give spice to your garden.
Using Contrust of shape,size,color,material and texture makes any style of landscaping intresting.
In Japanese garden, eye illusion and mind illusion are used very effectivly.
Enjoy what you are learning...............yama

    Bookmark   January 25, 2007 at 7:52PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Mini Zen Garden inspired display
Saludos desde Puerto Rico! I plan to make a 3 level,...
Are Japanese Maples Deer Resistant?
I have several recently purchased Japanese Maples and...
other varieties of cherry blossom trees?
I just planted two Kanzan and one Yoshino cherry blossom...
Your Japanese garden questions
There seems to be little new questions on this forum....
I built a Japanese Torii for my garden.
Sponsored Products
Sea Gull Lighting Pendant Lights Winnetka 4-Light Blacksmith Pendant 65662-839
Home Depot
Old World Squared Storage Ottoman
New Magnificent Tabriz Lava Red 3'x5' Hand Knotted Wool Oriental Area Rug H5338
BH Sun Inc
Mom and Me Palm Market Bag - Set of 2
$32.99 | Dot & Bo
Serena & Lily Pebble Zip Sack
Serena & Lily
Chevron Flatweave Rug 3'6" x 5'6" - VEN RED (ORANGE)
$229.00 | Horchow
Golden Trail Cotton 3-piece Quilt Set
Square 105/107/109 Indoor/Outdoor Wall Sconce by Besa Lighting
$265.50 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™