Transitional Garden

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Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Ways to Create a Zen Garden of Your Dreams15 June 2017

What about the plant selection? Loud and lively colours, while lovely and at home in other areas of the garden, rarely earn a place in the Zen garden. In their absence, the eye instead contemplates shape, texture and placement. Foliage colour is generally varying shades of green, soft blues or darker reds. Strongly variegated foliage may be too abrupt for gardens in this genre. The thoughtful blending of shapes and textures adds interest while peacefully engaging the mind. If you doubt your ability to do this yourself, hiring a good designer can be a worthwhile investment.In the photo shown here, notice how the varying sizes and similar shapes of the boxwood pull your eye effortlessly through the space. They form a solid relationship with one another as well as with the path, as they interestingly and unexpectedly cut into it.

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Jessica Ip added this to Jessica's Ideas23 September 2021

The hard-edged path feels softened by the sphere shaped bushes that are arranged in a non-linear pattern down the path. It feels like the bushes make the whole scene look more natural.

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KDS Designs added this to Modern Ideas7 June 2021

Shapes forms and incorporation of numerous trees

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Tim added this to Garden Photos2 June 2021

The irregular sidewalk avoids straight lines

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flaherthy_sinead added this to Pallas 218 May 2021

Graduated steps down into garden. Long length steps