Japanese gardens promote peace and tranquility. You can be relaxing in your own paradise in no time by including these key ingredients in your garden.
Moss. Adding plants like tufted moss to your garden makes the space look like a retreat, and allows you to focus on relaxing and renewing your strength. You can put the moss at the entryway and throughout the sides of the garden for a welcoming but secluded feel.
Stone lantern. A Japanese stone lantern will make a space look mysterious and alluring. You may even want to put a few hanging baskets around the lantern to bring more attention to the plants. A container herb garden would look nice around the lantern as well. The lantern not only helps to conserve energy, but gives your Japanese garden design a warm, exotic look.
Sand garden. A sand garden or a Zen rock garden goes well within a Japanese Garden. These gardens offer special places within your new space for reflection and meditation.
A tea house. This can be a small house or building within your garden where you can go to spend time alone or to interact with loved ones in a peaceful environment. The windows in your tea house should be facing other peaceful scenes in the garden, such as the Japanese lantern or the Zen rock garden, so that even while you are inside you can experience the tranquility of the entire garden. You can even bring some of your container plants into the teahouse—things like lavender flowers and aloe vera plants will add to the atmosphere nicely, and you can use these plants for medicinal purposes as well.
Designing a traditional Japanese Garden takes some studying and practice. It is a garden design theme that will be well worth your time, creating peace and tranquility in your environment.
Edited for GardenArtistics.com