This garden was a big departure from the usual fare, and had that Wow factor as we entered the back yard. It has a Japanese influence with a lot of rocks and stones, a pond, evergreens, some Japanese maples, and many potted bonsai trees.
The bonsais are kept outdoors year round. In the winter they are protected with burlap and boxes.
The pond is in the centre of the yard. There is a path that winds the whole way around the pond.
The only blooming plants I noticed were some irises in and beside the pond.
This sitting area is in the back corner. I wish I had done a better job photographing the fence. There was an elaborate design to the top of the fence (above the lattice) which really accentuated the theme.
The absence of blooming flowers made the contrasts between the greens much more evident.
The yard is heavily treed and the shade gave a lovely relaxed mood to the garden. The owner was obviously most enchanted with his large collection of bonsais.
Our visit felt like we stepped into another world. I enjoyed it but know that my own eternal fatuation with anything the blooms is far too advanced to ever have the discipline to adopt a theme like this one. But to each their own!