Archive for January 5th, 2011

One of the rules of Japanese Gardens is borrowed scenery.

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Borrowed scenery is an essential concept when one attempts to create a new garden, especially when the space is limited. The idea is to expand your garden by incorporating the existing landscape in your neighbor’s yards. This will bring their yard into your garden and in turn this will expand your garden beyond property lines. This is best achieved by planting material that already exists beyond the fence. For example: if there are mature Bald Cypress next door, then on that particular property line plant a tripod of smaller Bald Cypress. This effect will carry your garden well beyond the fence line. It is amazing what can be accomplished in a limited space!