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|In Japanese gardens, water is often suggested with gravel in the form of dry creeks and ponds. We have used that landscape technique in several places in the garden.||
In our developing native garden, rock and gravel suggest one of the many glacier rivers in our area. The native woods bench, made from the twisted trunks of local trees, reminds the viewer of the logjams. We have since added a large snag and several boulders. The island in the center is now surrounded by real water throughout much of the winter and after rainstorms.
The hill from where this pictue was taken (also created) overlooks the native garden in the foreground, and in the distance, Mount Rainier, the source of our 28 glacier rivers.
|This meandering flow of grape hyacinths suggests a stream through the forest.||