What makes something special is not always discernible at a quick glance.
Often it is a feature that discreetly awaits discovery.
This is a nice suburban garden with tidy flowerbeds and wonderful mature trees. The front of the property sits level with the street and the backyard rolls away from the house into to a long, green lawn.
Taking full advantage of the change in elevation, the homeowners have constructed a generous deck
that overlooks the garden. An attractive screen gives the deck a bit of privacy.
But what is especially nice about this garden lies partially hidden waiting for the visitor to stumble upon it.
At the foot of the stone stairway that leads down from the deck, there is a
charming pond and waterfall.
A pair of Japanese Maples and a Weeping Norway Spruce cascade down over a dark pool of water.
Picea abies 'Pendula' is a weeping form of Norway Spruce. If staked and supported, it can grow into a 10-15' tree. Plant it in average soil and moisture conditions. Full sun. A Weeping Norway Spruce does best in colder climates and will not do well south of USDA Zone 7.
Resting on a bed of soft pine needles, a meditation Buddha sits with its legs crossed in a single Lotus position.
A symbol of peace and calm, the Buddha's eyes are closed. Its thumbs and the finger tips touch forming an oval symbolizing the turning of attention inward.
What an enchanting feature for the garden visitor to come upon!