We've assembled a wonderful collection of plants, stones, and artifacts to create a Japanese inspired Zen herb garden for this hilltop spiritual paradise. "The focus in this garden is on creating a softness in terms of sensual experience," says Heather.
5 Great Herbs for your Zen Garden:
The Zen Experience...
Walking through this garden barefoot is fantastic! Step through a soft Chamomile patch and you're instantly engulfed by that familiar, comfortable aroma of Sunday morning. The smooth river rock forms a river like path of its own that connects the driveway to the stairs and deck. The entire experience is cool and refreshing, and leaves a lasting impact on the peacefulness of your day.
If you were wondering what that crazy looking tree is, I'm not surprised! Its a Corylus Contorta, and it fits right in, doesn't it? The base is covered with small black river rock pebbles. Also notice the, "Ishidoro", or lantern, and the, "Tsukubai", or water basin. You could use a Shishi-Odoshi in place of the water basin, but they seem to be somewhat of a rarity in L.A. Strange, no?
- Chopstick edging keeps out marauding canines that seem to be on a mission to disturb the peace!