If I wasn’t careful I would cover my entire property with flowers, trees and shrubs. But there is something refreshing about pulling back, becoming more simple and allowing the natural rhythm of the landscape to unfold. I’m learning restraint and allowing the understated to become revealed.

The famous moss garden at Saiho-ji temple in Japan designed by Muso Soseki in
the 14th century. This garden is the epitome of restraint.