6 Simple AND Easy To Action Ways To Have Your Own Stunning Japanese Garden!

6 Ways To Create Your Own Japanese Garden – including plans, video’s, images, premium inspiring and helpful content and access to the Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’  a series of audio chats about Japanese gardens , their elements and HOW you can simply create your own garden IF you have the right knowledge.

Typical example of fencing in a Japanese garden

Typical example of fencing in a Japanese garden for example….

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Discover 6 Simple and Easy to understand and action Japanese garden ideas for your yard or garden…HOW to create, maintain and expand your little piece of Japan at home. Japanese gardens are PERFECT for small or limited spaces too.

If you are thinking of making a Japanese garden and maybe want a dry garden for a bit of Zen in your life OR a garden that reflects all 4 seasons using the right plants, shrubs, trees and ingredients our extensive Japanese garden knowledge will make it much easier for you to get started!

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Zen Gardens – A Quick And Helpful Guide

Zen gardens ARE part of Japanese gardens and their culture. In Kyoto for example you can see some of the World’s finest examples of Zen gardens. Often they are part of the grounds of temples but their popularity all over the world means that they have become multi faceted and mutli purpose.

Zen gardens can be indoors, on roof terraces and obviously outdoors. A Zen garden should have more than one meaning for the viewer – interpretation is key. As the Japanese say ‘the mind is flexible if we practice flexibility’.

Listen To Our Zen Gardens Podcast….

Here is our latest ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’ that you can listen to and it will tell you pretty much everything you would want to know about Japanese Zen gardens or to give them their correct name ‘Karesansui’ gardens – take a few minutes to relax into the world of Zen gardens and CLICK on the audio player below:

Buddhism is the root of Zen gardens and they can be used on many different levels. In Japanese the word ‘Karesansui’ means ‘dry monutain water’. Hundreds of years ago Buddhist monks would draw metaphors in dirt and so began the basics of Zen gardens withing ZEN. It is after all an aspect.

The Purpose Of A Zen Garden At Home….

For me a Zen garden is all about making the visitor or owner feel comfortable. Away from the hustle and bustle of life going on around you. a garden with a few rocks and raked sand has a tremendously calming appeal. It encourages the mind to focus on what we see and not flit around all over the place.

Zen gardens are very practical for meditation because of their feeling of calmness. The were almost visually medicinal in a way. In years gone by the wealthy, samurai and even high ranked politicians were invitied to take Tea and view these types of gardens from seated galleries. They would take in the elements of the garden and appreciate it’s meaning – for example a large stone in the middle of a Zen garden should represent the centre of the universe.

Zen gardens are designed to help us get away from a single subjective view of life . They can be visually decieving to stimulate the train of thought of a viewer. A good example of this is Ryuan-ji Zen garden which has 15 stones but wherever you view the garden from you can only see 14 stones.

Zen says that you cannot see all the things all of the time.

Some Zen gardens demonstrate the forces of YIN and YANG – the Chinese understanding of natural forces that alster our lives and the changes in our environment. In Buddhism a similar belief is called NIYAMAS – a belief of natural forces that can change our lives and world.

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Zen gardens are a pretty complicated subject and if you would like to make one make sure you do your research. a lot of people like the concept and love the feeling of visual and literal tranquility that they bring.

Here is a guide to the essential ingredients for a Zen garden so you can get planning and designing. Don’t forget to ‘level’ an area of your yard or garden and get rid of the dreaded weeds completely:

Stones: try not to get stones that are too small. Arrange then before adding them to your garden until your feel happy with their placement. Take a photgraph to remember the arrangement for ease of adding them to the garden later on.

Rocks: You will need quite a few – it is best to gather them together in groups no lower than 3 and about 4 or 5 of those stone clusters will be sufficient.Partially bury your larger rocks into the ground in the layout that pleases your eye.

Brick and Wood: Primarily you will use either of these to ‘edge’ your garden space. You can use stones if you wish.

Fabric– you should source some landscape fabric cover sheeting. Cut to cover the base of your entire garden space. This will help prevent the return of weeds and provide a surface for your next ingredient.

Sand / Small Pebble Gravel: a covering of 4 to 5 inches will be enough ( approx 8 to 10 centimetres) going around the rocks and up to the edge of the Zen garden on all sides.

A Rake: This will give you the final ‘Zen garden’ look. Rake the sand or gravel as simply as possible. Take a look at photo’s and copy their raking if you want to be influenced by the expert Zen gardeners.

You can add pottery pieces, maybe a statue, a small pond it is up to you. these types of gardens are tranquil and peaceful and SO easy to maintain – no growing and apart from plucking out the odd protruding weed there is very little to do.

Zen gardens are special peaceful havens in a busy and stressful world and they are pretty simple to build and you will have fun too! Try our FREE book ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ for some inspiring garden ideas for making a Japanese garden at home! 11 Simple Ways To turn your Garden Japanese Book

 

 

Boundaries In A Japanese Garden -Free Podcast

Thanks for stopping by our Making a Japanese garden blog.

We have a free podcast that is published every 3 or 4 weeks on all sorts of aspects of Japanese gardens and Japanese gardening at home in a garden or yard.

So, if you are excited about the idea of making a Japanese garden space at home with beautifully manicured plants, shrubs and trees…maybe some running water, stone lanterns and perhaps a ‘dry’ garden in more of a Zen style then we think you will find our FREE Japanese garden podcast pretty helpful!

Courtesy of www.coolgarden.me

Courtesy of www.coolgarden.me

Boundaries are very important in a Japanese garden or a Zen style garden and this edition of the podcast is all about the importance of boundaries in a Japanese garden – essential to distinguish the garden itself from the outside world.

Take a listen here….

To get more help, ideas, tips and practical examples on how you can easily and quickly create a stunning Japanese garden space at home please take a look at The Express Japanese Garden Club.

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It comes via the ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast’ a free audio presentation at least once a month on every aspect of making a Japanese garden at home in your yard or garden.

Here is the most recent addition that looks at water ideas and rules when making a Japanese style garden AND talks about something that you will need in your Japanese garden space ….FLOW.

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If you are keen on making a Japanese garden or creating your own Japanese garden in a small space at home in your yard or garden then why not try the ‘Turn Your Garden Japanese ‘ Podcast.

We have just launched it and over the coming months it will be packed with really helpful practical tips on creating a Japanese garden.

Check it out and LISTEN to it HERE

And you could have your own Japanese garden that looks something like this….

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How To Make A Japanese Garden In 30 Days – The Help And Knowledge You NEED

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Making a Japanese Garden In A Small Space On PINTEREST

Here’s some of our Pinterest boards with LOTS of useful HELP, ADVICE and INSPIRATION for making a Japanese garden at home.

Follow Japanese Garden Information’s board Making A Japanese Zen Garden on Pinterest.

 

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3 Books We Recommend For Making A Japanese Garden

 

Making a Japanese garden is not as complicated as you may think IF you have the basic knowledge. We are often asked to recommend HELPFUL and HIGH QUALITY books that make the art of Japanese gardening simpler to understand and apply to your Japanese garden space at home – even if you haven’t started yet and your little piece of the Orient is still a dream!

Here are 3 books that we thoroughly recommend to you …take a look!

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Serene Gardens

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Japanesegardening

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All 3 books provide invaluable information for anyone who wants to make a Japanese garden and some go into more detail than others. This means you can design a Japanese garden as authentically as you wish or just keep things simple and have a less complicated Japanese garden.

The Japanese Garden Club is the only online website that gives you everything that you could possibly need and want to have your own small Japanese style garden and you can find out all about it by CLICKING HERE

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Japanese Gardens Are At Their Best In Spring…

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David M Cobb is perhaps the world’s most famous photgrapher of Japanese gardens. He lectures, has written books and is the ‘go to’ guy for pictures of Japanese gardens.

If you haven’t seen David’s unique talent then take a look at this BLOG entry – he has been out and about photographing a Japanese gardens in Spring – one of the most magical times of the year to do so. Greener foliage, Cherry blossom and a garden that bursts into life.

A Japanese garden is designed to reflect ALL of the seasons equally but springtime is when we turn our thoughts to summer and warmer weather after what may have been a cold hard winter.

The picture you can see above is one of David’s of the Japanese Friendship garden in Phoenix Arizona in the United States.Enjoy!

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David’s images will hopefully inspire you to think about having your own Japanese garden in a small space! It’s a lot easier than you may think and our free book ’11 Simple Ways To Turn Your Garden Japanese’ will show you exactly how and give you lots of inspiration too – for making a Japanese garden.

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