using a 5 gal bucket drill holes around bottom rim and up from bottom rim. Place 2 shovel scoops of compost into bucket and bury into ground just below drill holes. Plant 2 tomato plants around bucket and fill with water twice per week.
The dry streambed of river rocks that seems to flow from one lawn-pond to the other in the upper, contemplative area of this small suburban backyard east of Seattle. Japanese Forest grass is so pretty.
Shaded sections of the Japanese garden rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.