Saikei—Build a Garden on a Rock.

“Saikei” is a Japanese art form that involves “a garden on a flat surface.” This art form usually involves bonsai, but it can lead to an intriguing chain of experiments. In early 2018 I found and joined a Facebook group entitled “The art of Saikei.” Members of the group showed me many beautiful pictures and […]

How to build a portable rock garden

Here’s a good indoor plant project for a cold winter day:
The lady looked at her Sister’s rock garden and said, “Oh, I wish I could take this back to New York with me. Could you build me a smaller, portable rock garden?” This was a new concept for me. Here’s how it’s done—–

Before and After—Revisiting the Sites of Articles Past

Before and after. Here are some pictures of my visitations during the first week of December, 2013 and the links to the articles that tell about the inception of the projects.

A garden path with hand made stepping stones, pea gravel mulch, and a rock garden.

Making stepping stones with whiskey barrel rings–part two  There was a multi faceted landscaping problem to solve. I stood there looking at a long narrow pathway down a side yard. The drainage was critical to prevent flooding, and we had tried to grow all kinds of grass but it was just too shady. A few years […]