Evergreens are essential for a year round garden. I’ve planted Japanese Black Pines, Hemlocks and Plum Yew. Hemlocks are native to the surrounding woods. I love their lacy, delicate boughs. They like shade and grow well here.
For the outer Roji I planted three Boxwood and have shaped them into rounds. I like the formal design in this outer space which is open and dominated by the straight cobble path. Miscanthus and Pennisetum grasses with their feathery tassles stay uncut throughout the winter.