Japanese Style Gardens
While the intensive labor required for a Japanese garden, like those seen in Japan, is beyond most home gardeners, there are elements of Japanese gardens that translate well into New England landscapes.
In Christie Dustman & Company’s Japanese-style gardens, plants and stones alike are treated as sculptures and as living beings, united to create intentionally composed views and beauty. After intensive study of Japanese gardens and traveling to numerous gardens in Japan, this style of garden is Christie’s specialty.
Integrating multiple elements in a layered approach, Christie and her team combine hardscaping, stone objects, sculptural conifers, and unique deciduous plants to create a depth of dimension that is hard to achieve with plants alone. She uses the Japanese concept of a crisp “line” to delineate and organize these garden features. The result is a beautiful, zen-like oasis that engages the eye and focuses the mind.
To learn more about this unique form of garden artistry, please be in touch.
Secret Teachings on Setting Stones
“Choose a particularly splendid stone and set it as the Main Stone. Then following the request of the first stone, set others accordingly.” – translation from Sakuteiki, by Tachibana no Toshitsuana (1028-1094 AD)