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Going Japanese with the Garden


Going Japanese is a typical manner in which small spaces have been converted to pleasing gardens while at the same time applying some key principles that have defined gardens in Japan right throughout history. Often with the Japanese concept, the role of symbolism comes to play a strong role and this must be stressed by adopting suitable steps that could well stand out for the hidden meanings and allusions.  

The Limited Spaces of the Japanese Gardens

Most people that get to visit a Japanese garden would at once be struck by the fact that so much has been cramped into such a small area of space.  There are typically some concepts like tiers and the likes that find application in even the smallest of spaces to ensure that the most amounts of plants and vegetations are fitted in.  It must be said that Japan as a country is rather a small country area wise and the need to support a large population in this small space has meant that there have been in use some very innovative approaches to using available space.  

Miniaturization and its Use in the Gardens

If something as expressive as the bonsai plants could make its way out of the Japanese gardens, it would point to the still more application of the concept of small in still more uses.  The typical Japanese garden would tend to use rocks and their arrangements to create space in ways no other forms of gardens are capable of doing. There is a need to consider the plumbing system in the lawn so that there is enough water source for the plants.    

The typical Japanese garden would never let out the fact that there is indeed a need for more space. Whatever little space is available, it is put to the best use in any sort of situation as well.  Visitors to a well laid garden would be struck by the way space is put to the best use and effect by the use of pots and planters that aim at occupying the least amount of area but at the same time provide the most by way of space to grow.  

How Ratios Play The Part In A Typical Garden

There are differing styles of setting gardens and the Japanese style is one such application when it comes to easy maintenance. With each type of garden or setting, there is a role that ratios play in the layouts as well as the measurements of such things like the pots and planters.  The best harmonies are attained when the ratios are put to good use in order to bring out the best of effects.  Not always is a garden aimed at being pleasing to look at.  Often there would be a need to make connections that would not be apparent to the plain sight but it needs a deeper look to bring it out.  

Gardens are in many ways spiritual in nature and most people that take to keeping gardens do so out of a spiritual calling to be with nature.  In the concrete jungle that people live in getting to connect with nature can be soothing as well as healing to some.