Looking back….we can tell a tree’s story…..admire an image…..capture a moment…..remember a special event…..be inspired – to create a memory for tomorrow.
I hope you enjoy this regular peep into some of John’s bonsai history.
Memory Lane – Elements of a Japanese Garden (Part One)
In the past we have organised outings which have taken in gardens with a Japanese influence. These can be an excellent source of inspiration. It’s not that you have to go to the extreme and turn your whole patch into an authentic Japanese garden. You can introduce elements into your existing garden which can really be complimentary to both your bonsai and your existing layout.
Many people often finish up with a Japanese corner or section which would usually also incorporate the bonsai display. Many bonsai enthusiasts often finish up with a koi pond, whist many koi enthusiasts often finish up with bonsai displayed around the edges of the pond. Japanese garden elements, koi and bonsai will generally always work well together and create an atmospheric garden that will always be admired.
So I hope you enjoy this brief excursion into our connections with the Japanese garden. Some pictures are from organised visits whilst others are closer to home. In part one we will concentrate primarily on the planting elements. I just hope this inspires you to have a look at your own garden and maybe contemplate some changes.