This Feng shui garden utilises many Japanese Acers. The Acers forms are kept small as is tradition in Japanese gardens.  The key colours in this garden are purple/violets/pinks and greens. Although not opposites on the colour wheel this combination of colours compliments each other and with the selection of plants gives the feel of a very tradtional Japanese garden.

This Feng shui garden utilises many Japanese Acers. The Acers forms are kept small as is tradition in Japanese gardens. The key colours in this garden are purple/violets/pinks and greens. Although not opposites on the colour wheel this combination of colours compliments each other and with the selection of plants gives the feel of a very tradtional Japanese garden.

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

Fatsia japonica 'Spider's Web' - This new fatsia is primarily grown for its handsome foliage, which looks as though it has been variously been dusted with icing sugar. It makes a wonderful specimen, particularly when planted near white-flowering plants that compliment the leaf variegations. It can also be used to help add light and colour to areas or lightly dappled shade.

Imperata Red Baron (Japanese Blood Grass) - Stunning grass going from burgundy to claret red.

Imperata Red Baron (Japanese Blood Grass) - Stunning grass going from burgundy to claret red.

Japanese gardens rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest.  Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.

Japanese gardens rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.

Japanese snowball bush Viburnum plicatum 'Pink Beauty' - a great choice for a Japanese-styled garden

Japanese snowball bush Viburnum plicatum 'Pink Beauty' - a great choice for a Japanese-styled garden

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