A Japanese Garden is characterized by the use of basalt rock as central stones with white gravel as ground cover. also included in this garden, are pebbles and a water element. The plants in this garden are minimal and is for the most part shaped (pruned).
An Israeli Garden has within it plants native to Israel that are efficient in water use. It uses herbs, evergreens and native trees.
A Tropical Garden is generally suited to shady areas. This garden has different kinds of palm trees and tropical plants including ferns. An ornamental pool can be included in this garden since shade is optimal for getting clear water with out the use of a filter.
a feeling of flow can be created by plants with elongated leaves that move with the wind.
a formal atmosphere can be achived by plants that have been pruned/shaped and by symmetrical planting.
a natural atmosphere can be created by plants with arched branches, small bushes and flowers that give a field-like air and plants with elongated leaves.
Plant combination : size, form and color:
- Foliage cover combination.
- Accord between the size and the final height of the plants.
- Shape combination – elongated leaves near rounded leaves.
- Flowering combinations based on color and on season.
Combining additional elements into the garden:
- Defining flowerbed borders with railway speers.
- Combining rocks between the plants.
- Creating a rockery.
- Adding a water element—pool/waterfall/aqueduct.
- Combining pebbles/tuf/wood chips for ground cover.