Vashon Island, WA: Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') lights up a shadel garden featuring pieris, hellebores and hostas in Froggsong Garden in summer

Shade plants - Vashon Island, WA: Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold') lights up a shadel garden featuring pieris, hellebores and hostas in Froggsong Garden in summer

Look out for Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Sunrise' it's a real stunner as you can see!

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Sunrise' PBR - Barberry, 'Orange Sunrise' Japanese barberry (Pretty but ouchie!

Dwarf Japanese maple trees maintain a deep red color most of the year, and they look great in containers. The Dwarf Japanese maple is small in stature with profuse branching and vivid color. This tree requires little maintenance and medium water, and it does well in full to partial sun. The Dwarf maple is perfect for a patio or small yard.

Top 10 Japanese Maple Trees

Dwarf Japanese maple trees maintain a deep red color most of the year, and they look great in containers. The Dwarf Japanese maple is small in stature with profuse branching and vivid color. This tree requires little maintenance and medium water, and it d

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Before & After: Tsukubai Front Garden

Rubra. This Japanese blood grass begins life a lush shade of green before growing blood like tips in the Autumn.

Really like this grass, if easy to manage. This Japanese blood grass begins life a lush shade of green before growing blood like tips in the Autumn.

Acacia cognata 'Limelight' - weeping acacia would be good for Japanese style gardens

Acacia cognata 'Limelight' - weeping acacia, can be used as a short edge, can take part shade, beautiful and soft foliage

How to Make a Kokedama, or Japanese Moss Ball Garden. Easy DIY for an interesting indoor garden that doubles as an art piece! Derived from the ancient art of bonsai.

Wild Salt Spirit: How to Make a Kokedama, or Japanese Moss Ball Garden. Easy DIY for an interesting indoor garden that doubles as an art piece! Derived from the ancient art of bonsai.

A shady courtyard of pebbles and brick paths, filled with acers, hellebores, ferns and grasses. A Buddha crafted from blue Karnataka stone, sits beneath Acer palamatum. ★❤★

Eastern-style garden

a shady courtyard of pebbles and brick paths, filled with acers, hellebores, ferns and grasses. A Buddha crafted from blue Karnataka stone, sits beneath Acer palamatum. - My New Gardening Plan

Shaded sections of the Japanese garden rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.

Elements of a Japanese Garden

Japanese gardens combine the basic elements of plants, water, and rocks with simple, clean lines to create a tranquil retreat. Learn how to make your own Zen garden.

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