A Japanese GardenContemporary Garden, Perth

A japanese garden created in combination with a herb and vegetable garden contained in weathered Cor-ten steel tanks. The dry river bed was created using recycled mild steel pieces and naturally arranged river stones. The water feature was designed in unison with Yael K Designs.

Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary backyard garden in Perth with a water feature. —  Houzz
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Georgia Madden added this to How Do I... Create a Zen Garden?18 July 2018

How hard is it to create?Most garden shapes and sizes can be transformed into a Zen retreat. Saying that, it’s a look that particularly lends itself to smaller spaces – perfect if you’ve got a garden or courtyard the size of a postage stamp.While flat land is easiest to work with when laying pavers or steppers, you can also create a fantastic Zen garden with subtle level changes. If you’re working with slopes, consider using retaining walls with step-downs to create different levels.

Liz Durnan added this to 11 Ways Your Home Can Help Reduce Your Fatigue2 March 2017

7. Meditation spaceThe reported benefits of meditation are quite similar to those of the power nap. A regular meditation practice is said to lower the heart rate, improve memory, increase cognitive function, and of course, give us more energy.

Kate McKee added this to 9 Ways to Create a More Sustainable Garden11 September 2014

3. Waterwise plant selectionsThis garden features a contemporary dry river bed, decorative Corten screening and a selection of espaliered fruit trees. Having a sustainable garden doesn’t mean you have to miss out on edibles. Fruit trees, such as mulberry, fig, loquat and even olive, require little care and can survive well with a bit of grey water and minimal manure.It’s also a good idea when selecting plants for your garden, to choose the right plants for the specific location you have in mind. Certain plants love sandy soil and don’t need much water to thrive, whereas others, such as tropical varieties, do. Young advises to plant local indigenous plants to improve or create a sustainable habitat. Lists of local plants and suppliers can be found at your local council or online. If you are unsure, it’s always worth a trip to the local nursery to talk to some experts, or consult with a landscape designer.

Bryna Howes added this to Sustainable Home Ideas to Celebrate and Embrace2 September 2014

Plant a vegie gardenNext time you are doing your grocery shopping, pay attention to the herbs and vegetables on repeat. Maybe it is time you start growing your favourites at home? This is a triple attack, really. It helps you cut back on your grocery bills, it gives you a new earth-friendly hobby to try, and it gives you organic and fresh vegetables all year round. It’s a win-win-win situation.More: Easy Vegetable Gardens for Black Thumbs

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Melissa Marjamaa added this to Gardens9 November 2020

A water feature that would be easy to maintain, simple lines but still organic,the trickling sound would be softly sweet. It could also serve as a dry bed as well,could be turned off but still give the illusion of water Union of water

Luis A. Hernández Arámburo added this to Texturas Atmósfera Terraza16 September 2020

Plantas a nivel de suelo y piedras contrastan, vision desde torrecita

4elliot added this to Garden2 August 2020

Not sure what I like but have to be careful with heat from rocks