Zen Landscaping Tips from the Eye of the Storm
The Tao that can be spoken may not be the Tao, but the Zen that can be seen is definitely on trend. YardShare members Tracy and Wendy Evans show us how its done with their lovely landscape in Hurricane, Utah. When you live in a city named after a catastrophic weather event that could turn your house into a bunch of Pick Up Stix, it makes sense that youd want the yard to be a place where you can live in the moment. Lets look at some ideas about ways to put gardening in perspective by adding a little Zen. Heres a birds eye view: Koi Pond The curving, boisterously swimming bodies of Koi fish are another traditional representation of the yin/yang symbol. Tracy and Wendy went all out here with an 8,000 gallon pond in the shape of a moat around a central island with a bench where one might perch in pursuit of enlightenment. The unusual touch here is the bridge. Instead of going with a steeply arched Eastern design, they chose a flat slab of rock that is more in keeping with the natural surroundings in the rest of the yard.