Mini Zen Garden Ideas is easy to build from a kit. Use creative apartment gardening ideas that you’ve collected from the apartment gardening catalog. Use containers for planting and pot plants into them. If you’re like most apartment dwellers, it’s hard to get out of the house. Plan on getting up early and spending a few hours in the garden before you go to bed. It will be well worth it to have that first taste of home when spring finally arrives.
Easy DIY Zen Garden Ideas: Potted plants in containers or planters pots and fill them with sand for an easy and quick way to add interest and dimension to your own mini Zen garden. Or make this easy DIY potted indoor garden with pebbles by using dry-plastic pebbles in bowls that are filled with sand. Choose small pebbles of different colors, sizes and shapes and arrange them in bowls on top of some pebbles that are already in the sand. The size of the bowl should be half the height of the pebble.
Waterfall: Water features in your mini Zen gardens are the best part. Use water from a sprinkler system and pour it into a basin, or else just a shallow dish placed in a small dish by your door steps. Fill up with sand and scoop some of it into a shallow tray. The tray should be lined with paper towels that protect it from moisture. Some people add a little soap and dish washing detergent to enhance the appearance and cleansing quality of the waterfall element of your DIY mini Zen gardens.
Rock Carvings: Small rocks are an interesting way of transforming your outdoor area. These can be used to compliment your stone pots. Small rock like those found in nature can bring a sense of harmony into your garden and have a good relaxing effect. Try putting small pebbles on top of the rocks. These stones will be cut into smaller pieces when you place them in the sand, and then they will grow together in a natural flowing pattern. This is also a simple but fun way of decorating your garden, which you can do yourself using recycled stone.
Mini Zen statues: Although these aren’t real statues, they’re still a great addition to Zen gardens. You can create a zen-like atmosphere through these decorative elements. Start out by gathering some pebbles, and making a base out of them. Then place a few rocks on top of the pebbles and let them set overnight. The following day, remove all the rocks and put them back in the base. Then repeat this process until your mini Zen garden has a sense of tranquility and peace.
Mini Zen garden ideas involving large stones are very popular. By using different types of stones and building them up in such a way that they form a barrier that sits on top of the large stones, you can achieve a very calming feeling. Try making your own “garden of stones” by using large stones of various shapes and sizes and placing them on top of small wooden or ceramic tiles. Build your garden fence with bricks and create a small room with wooden benches surrounding the garden. You can sit there and meditate.
Mini Zen concepts like creating a dry landscape are popular as well. Creating a dry landscape is all about using different textures – some shaded, some sunken – and different elements in the landscaping. Some common elements you can use in this context include sand, gravel and rocks. You can turn the dry landscape into a Zen garden by adding some mini Zen elements such as trees, waterfalls, ponds, pools, rocks, etc.
Some other zen concepts that will suit an urban environment include building a gazebo with wooden shutters and wooden pillars on the exterior and interior walls. You can also create a lantern temple which is a gazebo with wooden pillars and lanterns and have a big stained glass window with wooden shutters on the inside. Create an outdoor sitting area surrounded by water with wooden decking and put some artificial rock features like pebble stacks. All these elements make for a great Zen garden.