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Wind sculpture by Lyman Whitaker. Photo by Jay Sifford.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Simple, thoughtful artI firmly believe that every well-designed garden should contain at least one piece of quality art. In the contemporary Zen garden, simpler is better. Avoid vivid hues and complex shapes — the tranquil spirit of your garden is at stake. Instead, choose simple pieces with organic shapes and colours that create a dialogue with other garden features. This simple wind sculpture by Lyman Whitaker has the organic shape of a lotus flower while repeating the essential hues of surrounding plants. It moves in the breeze, bringing another layer of interest to the venue.This tiny garden is like an art gallery
What Houzzers are commenting on:
Natural form. Man-made works inspired by, say, the symmetrical wings of a butterfly or the vein pattern on a leaf look perfectly in keeping with a natural landscape. This weathered metal sculpture of an upturned blossom seems almost like an oversize waterlily floating above the shrubbery. Viewed from a distance, such sculptures could prompt a second look to see if the pieces are man-made or natural.
Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Curly Tops’ Common names: Curly Tops sawara cypress, Curly Tops false cypress Origin: The Japanese islands of Honshu and Kyushu Where will it grow: Hardy to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (USDA zones 4 to 8; find your zone) Light requirement: Partial shade Water requirement: Average to moist, well-drained soil