Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Japanese Garden - for the two Vals.

The white and cream violas, red camellias and the rocks are part of the Japanese garden display at Floriade. The sign (which you can't see) reads ... "Enter through the bamboo surrounds and traditional Japanese arch to enjoy the serene and austere Zen garden. The traditional rock garden is surrounded by thousands of pure white blooms representing the pebbles and sand traditionally used in this ancient gardening practice. In Japan each year the 'Tonami Tulip Festival' is held. Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

Emma said...

It's just spectacular! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Emma

Kerri said...

I was here earlier, but Blogger was being difficult and wouldn't let me post a comment.

Another beautiful display! Lovely picture of the pure, serene colors. Sure wish I could've been there with you to see all these wonderful plantings firsthand Alice! You've done a wonderful job taking all those pictures to share with us. It's the next best thing to being there. Thank you Alice.

Val said...

Oooh Alice, I feel very honoured! What a clever use of white blooms, and the camelias are just like the ones in Kyoto. Thanks so much - a blog post for the two Val's, thats great!!

The UK Val

PEA said...

That is so very beautiful and it boggles the mind how much work was put into this!! Hugs!

Val said...

Thanks for thinking of us, Alice. And also for the tip off about the TV program about the Japanese Garden in Melbourne. I'll record that tomorrow!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

You always supply us with such wonderful pictures and it makes it like almost being there...almost. I would reall love to visit this in person.