Your garden is truly amazing! Looks very well laid out and thought out. Very nice composition of everything, super clean and lots of space between different elements. Love your rocks.
Here is mine:
It’s a WIP (as any garden), and my videos only show my backyard perimeters and side-yards, and none of the in-ground trees (I’ve spent countless hours pruning and restyling every old ground tree). My old (20-30yo) in-ground trees I’ve restyled into Niwaki are - 4 eugenias, 1 lavendar star, fern buddha pine maki-like, guava, unknown bush next to AC exhaust, meyers lemon, also 1 unknown vine and also a grape vine up on big T-posts I recently pounded in. New trees recently planted into ground (just young whips) are 1 persimmon and 2 ume. Everything else is in nursery pots because only young saplings in development (I don’t have any real bonsai… just babies); except 2 old niwaki JBPs in wine barrels and 1 old niwaki San Jose (in a 15gal nursery pot too though).
My front-yard looks pretty much the same, although a diff layout.
Only (big) thing I still want to change, is to replace all the red-brick hardscape with natural-stone or flagstone-style hardscape. That costs sooo much though.
Next and just for now though, since much cheaper and easily/quickly done, I will replace my old exposed-aggregate concrete stepping-stones with real granite ones, and also wanna replace my cheap concrete lanterns with granite lanterns from Japan. More boulders wouldn’t hurt either (very hard to place by yourself though with only a dolly, even small ones… I’ve placed 2,500lbs worth of boulders alone, lol).
For now... just cleanups of a few weeds, occasional leaves & flowers from neighbors and/or my trees. When I trim my ground trees, I try to remember to use a few large tarps, so cleanup is much much easier. My beach-pebbles are actually a pain compared to gravel, because leaves/flowers/debris gets inside the nooks and crannies and spaces, and I have to lift the pebbles to clean.
Trying to think of a method to clean between those pebbels easier. Leaf blowers only work to a certain degree; but after that, theres still debris in the nooks/spaces. I was thinking maybe a powerful shop-vac. My neighbors would prolly think I'm absolutely crazy if they saw me vacuuming my rocks/garden as if it were interior/carpet, hahaha.
Curious about your setup with the planks(?), slabs balanced on the round boulder with your Sub Alpine Fir sitting on it. Just leveled with shims, or permanently attached? Garden is looking great.
Thanks for sharing @MACH5 !
really love the simplicity of that trunk line
curious to see what you will eventually do with the left branch when the secondary trunk gains significance! I really like that branch and the way it droops a little, almost like a nod (figurative and literal!) to the vallejo maple!
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