Japanese Garden Inspiration / by Brooke

We have been putting together a mood board for a beautiful Japanese Garden.  I love how calm and serene these feel.  So peaceful.  Here are a few of the plants I have been looking at. Love this taller Avalanche Grass, right next the colorful Dianthus.  The texture of the grass is really so soft right next to the shorter purple flower.

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And here the Buckthorn adds height but in miniature, giving some privacy but still at the right scale.

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And, of course, what could be more classic for a Japanese Garden than a Japanese Maple.  Love these smaller trees with such deep, vibrant foliage.

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And then lots of low-growing green moss, surrounded by taller grasses.  The variety of sizes and textures really adds interest and coziness to the space.

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Still working on the hardscape mood board.  Lots of great ideas there, as well.  Nice to see it all coming together.