8 Elements To Include When Designing Your Zen Garden // Succulents -- Plant life connects you to nature and aids in the process of relaxation. Including low maintenance plants, like succulents, in your zen garden helps create feelings of calmness and sere
Kyoto - Zen garden has 3 features, the sky, the land and the water. The water is represented by raked pebbles in ripples. Stones are the islands (land) and trees represent the sky or heaven. The gardens are quiet for contemplation
So peaceful! Oriental gardens must have 3 elements symbolizing heaven, earth (and man) and water. The rock represents earth (island), the ripples represent water, and usually a tree represents heaven (higher than the other two elements) So I was taught.