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Flowering & Foliage Plants For Japanese Zen Gardens: Landscaping Guide Released

ZenFusionHome has released a new guide on the essentials of creating a traditional Japanese Zen garden.

Intended for hobbyist gardeners and landscapers looking to incorporate Zen elements into their backyards, ZenFusionHome's latest guide offers readers a comprehensive list of flowering shrubs and tree species that are commonly found in Japanese gardens, along with care tips to help them thrive.

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As noted by Yoko Kawaguchi, the author of Authentic Japanese Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden, traditional Japanese gardens have long captivated audiences around the world due to their unique aura of tranquility. This serenity is achieved through a minimalistic use of building materials and a specific selection of trees, shrubs, flowers, and ground cover, all of which represent core principles in Zen philosophy.

ZenFusionHome says in the guide that conifers are an important component of Zen gardens, as they symbolize longevity and permanence. Because their leaves remain green year-round, they can serve as a visual contrast to deciduous trees. ZenFusionHome’s guide recommends Japanese red pines and Hollywood junipers for their unique bark color and growth habits; readers can also consider planting species of cedar and cypress in their gardens.

Certain evergreen plants can also be used as hedges and topiaries, with notable examples being the Japanese box and Japanese Cleyera; these represent the ongoing present in Zen philosophy. Gardeners who prefer more color can plant the marlberry and spotted laurel for their flower clusters and variegated leaves, respectively, but ZenFusionHome notes that they will require pruning to maintain their shape.

Deciduous plants, such as the Japanese maple, the full moon maple, and the Japanese winterberry, are also valued in Zen gardens for their dynamic, seasonal foliage. Readers may also add flowering trees and perennials to their gardens for similar reasons; symbolizing transience, the cherry blossom, the magnolia, and shrubs like the camellia and creeping gardenia have been essential parts of Japanese culture since ancient times and make good choices for Zen gardens as well.

Finally, ZenFusionHome says that readers should also consider planting grasses, bamboo, mosses, and small flowers in their gardens. By integrating a wide variety of plants into the landscape, gardeners will be able to achieve visual harmony, one of the most vital aspects of an authentic Zen garden.

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Name: Christian Marzal Della-Rovere
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Organization: ZenFusionHome
Address: 43 ter Rue Saint-Hilaire, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Île-de-France 94210, France

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