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What is Zen gardening?
A Zen garden should promote naturalness (Shizen), simplicity (Kanso) and austerity (Koko). On a visual level, Zen gardening is all about precision and Balance. Less is More. If an old English garden or a wildflower meadow is your cup of tea 鈥?you won鈥檛 like a this garden, trust me.
How do you design a zen garden?
You may incorporate actual water features but more often than not, Zen gardens are dry. There are never flowers 鈥?there can be grasses and plants (bamboo comes to mind) and select trees (Ornamental Cherry, Japanese Maple), shorter trees that can be trimmed with canopy tops. Bonzai are ideal.
What are the Seven Principles of Zen gardening?
1 The Seven Guiding Principles of a Zen Garden. Shinzen 鈥?Naturalness. Kanso 鈥?Simplicity. Koko 鈥?Austerity. Fukinsei 鈥?Asymmetry. Yugen 鈥?Mystery. 2 Next up: Location. 3 Tending the Zen Garden. 4 Rocking Your Zen Garden. 5 Modern Designs. More items
How much does it cost to build a zen garden?
Larger Zen gardens, which will need tons of sand, will cost upwards of $200 or more. Play sand, meant for sandboxes, can be purchased at local garden centers and home improvement stores.