Meditation Garden - Knowledgebase Question

Shelton, Co
Question by jcapinera
January 13, 2010
Do you have any thoughts on how to establish a meditation garden & what should go into it?


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Answer from NGA
January 13, 2010

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If your meditation garden is intended to be a serene place, you might try a carpet of plants, massing them in drifts or perhaps in an identifiable regular pattern such as a checkerboard or spiral. For shady areas you might consider the following: Hostas are available in many foliage colors and patterns, from green to blue to gold to striped and in many textures and heights. Ferns are another good bet with many types available to choose between. You might also like pulmonaria, tricyrtis, and Solomon's Seal; some shrubs to consider would include Euonymous fortunei (again many patterns and sizes available, some shrubby and some vining) and perhaps itea or clethra. For sunny spots, you might try mounding type plants such as lavender, sweet william, daylilies, etc. Including a simple path of stones or shells, a larger rock or driftwood or sculptural piece for all-season interest, and perhaps a spot to sit on a hot summer afternoon would all be appropriate, as would a simple gate through which to pass and mark the transition to the garden. Hope this information is helpful.

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