The standing stone is actually a piece of petrified wood. Chosen for its shape and stature, it was placed at a tight, sloping turn on the path to suggest the obstacles encountered in life.
The atmosphere of the garden is reinforced by a subtle separation from the rest of the property.The slope and a grouping of 'Green Gem' boxwoods offer solitude.
Nature is a labyrinth in which the very haste you move with will make you lose your way—FRAN CIS BACON
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Few materials used in the design of gardens offer the dichotomous appeal of bamboo. Geisha-girl delicate in form yet with a tensile strength greater than steel's, this ancient natural resource can punch up the Asian ambience in a landscape whether used as sculpture or in more utilitarian functions.
Stephen Glassman, aVenice, California, artist, has been applying ancient construction techniques using various bamboo varieties—including beechey bamboo (Bambusa beecheyana), giant timber bamboo (B. old-hamii), golden bamboo (Phyllostachys aurea) and giant Japanese timber bamboo (P bam-busoides)—to create steps, handrails, bridges, fences, shelters, sculptures and more for both private and public spaces.Though his pieces often coincide with an Asian-themed garden, many times his work is commissioned to contrast with the landscape.
"I'm often asked to move into concrete urban areas," Glassman says, "as a level of counterpoint or to dance with the flow of the design."—jason upright
The stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind—b ruce lee
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