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Wind sculpture by Lyman Whitaker. Photo by Jay Sifford.

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

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

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deeshoe added this to Landscaping & walls25 December 2019

Curly Tops sawara cypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Curly Tops’), a dwarf sawara cypress

Jennifer Bostwick_Central OK 7a added this to Landscaping30 April 2019

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

C2run1 added this to Japanese Garden19 February 2019

Chamaecyparis Pisifera ‘Curly Tops’

Alexis Bumpass added this to E's & P's Alexis19 October 2018

Organic shapes contain leaves..Organic shapes are often found in nature, but man-made shapes can also imitate organic forms. Organic Shapes might or might not have leaves. Organic Shapes have irregular edges.

wishinguponastar added this to Plants6 July 2018

chamaecyparis pisifera or "curly top" cypress

jcerio added this to Garden Sculpture24 December 2017

2. 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.

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