Gardening

How to create a Japanese garden


The Japanese garden


The Japanese garden differs greatly from our usual green spaces both in terms of furnishings and in terms of cultivation, but once set up it is of considerable beauty. It is a space suitable for meditation, contemplation, recreation and aesthetic pleasure. Peace and harmony must be the main elements of the place. The Japanese set up this garden by adopting perfect care techniques as if they were preparing a room. It is a garden where symbolism reigns supreme and where any element means something concrete, an exact principle, a profound meaning. It is a very special garden where there is not a normal turf but a mantle of moss outlined by small mounds and it is a categorically green place all year round where the blooms occur only in spring. It is a place to rediscover happiness and well-being and is absolutely minimalist because it is made up of very few essential elements that are used to find simplicity.

Continue with sandy paths that lead to the pond on which, if you wish, you can locate a wooden bridge with a typical Japanese appearance. Of course, don't forget the Bonsai that you will alternate with small reed beds and taller trees. Be aware, however, that in a garden of this type, trees and plants are not essential, indeed, in many of these, they do not appear at all. If you want to locate trees, opt for maples, bamboos or junipers by placing the tallest ones near the entrance. The flowering plants must be planted exclusively along the paths as a symbol of a fragile beauty that can easily lose just like the flowers that reach the pinnacle of beauty during the spring, to then fade, wither and dry out permanently. You can also find cobblestones on the path as a symbol of a way that you have to walk without twisting and without obstacles. Many people returning from trips to the Far East have been enchanted by the order that a Japanese garden presents and immediately think of designing it because maintenance is really minimal, a few dry leaves to harvest and few trees to prune, just a new philosophy of life to be taken.