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Japanese Gardening is a great activity and it's a real pleasure to enjoy the end product. It is nice to see your garden grow over the years and to see the result of all your creativity and hard work. A Japanese garden is no different, you would think, but in fact it is. There is a different kind of intrinsic beauty in Japanese garden ideas that you need to learn to appreciate. There are few people who see a garden in a Japanese style and know in a second this is what they love and would like their own garden to look like. Most people will only enjoy the beauty of this type of design if they can find the internal peace to see each little element at its own. Both people can use some of the basic garden ideas we will take a look at in this article.

Many different ideas for a Japanese style garden

There are of course many different ideas for these types of gardens but there are some common grounds we call the basics. One of the basic principals is that almost all design ideas will all point to nature as being the most beautiful work of art of all. The Japanese garden is always designed with nature in mind, this means the garden should always reflect the things we see in nature. When we design a yard with this kind of design it might look unorganized and wild but when we take a closer look it is often perfectly in balance, a little replica of nature at its finest. And to some that is a type of perfection we cannot find in other types of garden design.

Rocks and Space

A well known idea for a Japanese garden is the rock garden and they are much more orderly than other ideas. In a way the rocks represent the mountains in nature and pebbles and other small stones can create the image of a river bedding. Small Japanese trees and shrubs are the image of what nature creates on a large scale.

Another special style element in our Japanese garden is empty space, it may sound strange but this space is one of the most important style elements that this type of garden has. It is one of the traditions you can follow when you decide to do your own design. The empty space forms a retreat to all the beauty of the trees, plants and other elements, it reminds you of what you have missed and what you have found. These are just those elements what people need to learn to understand before they can fully appreciate the Japanese style garden.

Separate the garden from reality

There are items in the garden that have a deeper meaning such as fences and gates, in the western countries they are used to keep strange people away from the house and to keep pets and little children in the yard. A Japanese garden style follows totally different traditions, here those structures are used to separate the garden from reality and to let the people experience the beauty and serenity of the garden. 

About the Author

Hank Gordon has a passion for gardening and wants the world to know how relaxing and rewarding it can be. On his website he talks about Japanese Garden Design and Japanese garden plants

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