The Contemplative Balcony
With visual harmony at its core, the Contemplative style is characterized by landscape in miniature. Symbolic representations of mountains, forests and oceans provide sensory calmness and emotional quietude.
Natural elements such as stone and wood are enhanced with clipped flowering shrubs and Japanese maple. Gravel is raked into curvilinear lines representing water and streams, boulders represent mountainscapes. These elements combined with a variety of mosses ferns bamboo and ornamental grasses, create a contemplative mood.