By travers. Garden. Published at Sunday, April 29th, 2018 - 15:37:50 PM.
Pocket gardens can be as simple as several matching planters of ornamental grasses along the driveway to succulents tucked into the rock wall that abuts a path. It is all about creating interest where there was just manmade space.
Common plants in mandala gardens include: Dianthus, Gaura, Chamomile, Catmint, Lavender, Yarrow, Sedum, Thyme, Bee balm, Sage ,Rosemary, and Alyssum
Pastel gardens are usually designed in a cottage garden style, but due to the colors soothing effects, they would be excellent for mandala or meditation gardens too. Here are some different types of pastel flowering plants that can be used in creating these gardens. Trees: Crabapple, Hawthorn, Lilac, Magnolia, Newport Plum, Ornamental Pear, Redbud, and Weeping Cherry. Shrubs: Azalea, Butterfly Bush, Caryopteris, Clethra, Flowering Almond, Hydrangea, Rhododendron, Rose, Rose of Sharon, Spirea, and Weigela. Perennials and Annuals: Alyssum, Astilbe, Bleeding Heart, Begonia, Cosmos, Dianthus, Fuchsia, Geranium, Gladiolus, Hibiscus, Hollyhock, Hyacinth, Impatiens, Joe Pye weed, Lavender, Lily, Love-in-a-Mist, Petunia, Phlox, Scabiosa, Stonecrop, Tulip, Verbena, and Yarrow. Vines: Bougainvillea, Clematis, Honeysuckle, Mandevilla, Morning Glory, and Wisteria.
One way to incorporate wabi sabi garden design is to choose plants and objects that will change over time as the seasons change and the elements go to work on them. Adding plants that provide natural textures in different seasons, like a tree with textured or peeling bark, is a great way to do this. Other ideas include allowing plants to go to seed and display their seed pods during the fall and winter, and allowing dry leaves to fall and remain on the ground under a small tree.
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