I am a semi-retired preservation architect living in San Angelo. I am moving across town to live and work in the Old Chicken Farm Art Center. Between my apartment and studio is a fenced in garden space. I want to create a Japanese garden in that space. I created a Japanese garden next to a naural dry creek bed about fifty years ago when we were living in Napa Valley before going off to college. I really enjoyed designing and constructing the garden and want to do it again. I think I will create a dry water feature (raked gravel) as we are in a long term drought. I will also include a small basin of moving water to create that special sound.
My immediate question concerns constructing a daimyo fence. What kind of bamboo is used to construct this type of fence? I do not own the property so cost is a consideration. Has anyone used something other than bamboo to create the appearance of a daimyo fence?
Gerron S. Hite
Welcome to the Forum! I suppose you have noticed a slight difference between Napa and San Angelo? ; ) Sounds like you have an interesting project ahead of you. I would direct you to japanesegardening.org and to the reference section. There you will find a decent section on fences, including daimyo. I will post another answer to your question under the bamboo section below.