Just want to say hello, and I hope to get a little advice and tips on getting a small Japanese garden going in my back yard. My wife and I planted a nice Japanese Bloodgood Maple last year, and it has done quite well. It's now about 6 ft. tall and nice and full. We want to put a circular path around it with pea gravel, and put about a dozen flagstones on the path. A small stone bench on one side, and a concrete lantern on the opposite side, with some sort of small hedges on either side of the bench and lantern. I bought a pretty Hinoki Cypress this past weekend and would like to include it somewhere in the garden. I want to start small and not get in over my head.
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You will find a wealth of ideas in the gallery section. Wonderful photos of several different styles.
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Then start asking questions in the various subject areas of the Forum for more specific recommendations. There are some fantastic people on this forum -- many willing to share their experience.
Welcome to the forum. I am a newbie to the forum, On of the first questions I was asked.. That has helped me along.... What feeling did I warn to experience in my garden.. What did I want it to invoke in others....
Welcome to the forum, John. I have relocated your question about pathways to the stones and gravel section of the forum where it will be more easily found in the future. Thanks!