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Authentic Japanese garden design might seem like a difficult thing to duplicate when in actuality Moss Acres can make this an easy process. Simply witnessing the beautiful design of a Japanese rock garden is breathtaking. The serene, soothing nature of each design brings peace to whoever is standing before it. However, with Moss Acres, the lovely nature of a Japanese garden can be yours - our Japanese garden design is able to provide you with a Japanese garden of your own! You can either design your very own garden utilizing our extensive moss selection,
or receive an instant Japanese garden with our Tabletop Zen Garden Moss Terrarium Kit.
here to learn more about our different types of mosses.
here to learn more about our Tabletop Zen Garden for
your Japenese garden design.
garden design has been utilizing the wonderful abilities
of moss for many hundreds of years. This soft, vibrant
green plant is truly like no other – capable of surviving
the harshest of conditions, it is very easy to grow and
maintain, and lasts all year long! It is simply the most
beautiful evergreen groundcover. Japanese garden design
has made use of moss in their gardens for centuries, and
now, with the help of Moss Acres, you too can experience
the breathtaking beauty of moss gardens. If you have any
questions about our Japenese garden design or any of the
moss products that we sell on Moss Acres please make sure
to contact us.
moss has been a central and crucial element in Japanese
garden design, the earliest of which originating in ancient
Japanese culture. In Japan, each element of their gardens
is symbolic; stones represent mountains, sand represents
water, and moss represents islands. The moss and stone
are usually organized into groups and positioned in sand;
often times they actually correspond to real surroundings.
Using a highly stylized method, Japanese garden design
seeks to duplicate the tranquility of nature, and, through
meditation, take the viewer of the garden to a peaceful,
serene place. When one witnesses Japanese garden design,
it is very easy to see why moss is used in this way. The
calm, vibrant green plant creates a wonderful mood and
is able to connect anyone to nature through its tranquility.
have to travel to Japan to experience the tranquility of
Japanese garden design – Moss Acres can provide you
with all the moss that you’ll need to create your
own Japanese garden
in your own backyard, or, you can even
have an instant Japanese garden with our Tabletop
Zen Garden. Plus, we also sell various moss products
that can be used in addition to your Japanese garden design.
are many shade garden plants that could be used in Japanese
rock gardens, but moss is without a doubt, one of the best.
The soothing visual effect realized with Japanese rock
gardens is only enhanced further by mosses, as they provide
a very neat and tailored look, and are deep, vibrant shades
of green almost all year long. Even during periods of severe
cold, moss, unlike grass, remains a dark green color. Excessive
heat or lack of rainfall, also have no permanent effect.
During these difficult growing periods, moss plants simply
go dormant. A summer shower always quickly restores them
back to their original state and make your Japanese garden
design as beautiful and unique as the first day.
are shade garden plants that have been used for a Japanese
garden design for centuries, but only recently have begun
to be used in the United States. Adequate shade is required
if the moss is to thrive, but some mosses will even tolerate
a fair amount of sun, particularly during the morning hours
and late afternoon. If you plan on using Japanese garden
design, one should first consider the orientation and exposure
of you surroundings if shade garden plants like moss are
nature of Japanese garden design is perfectly aligned with
the very essence of moss, so as you begin to think about
materials for your very own Japanese garden, moss should
certainly be considered. If you desire peaceful Japanese
garden design, let Moss Acres provide you with our mosses
and other shade garden plants. We look forward to working
with you in the near future to create the Japanese garden
design you have always wanted.
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