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Picea abies • Norway Spruce

There are 2 of those coniferous evergreen trees in our garden (+ several others: black spruce, 2 types of Japanese spruce and a Serbian spruce).  One Norway Spruce grows in ZZE, and it’s hardly ever inquired about due to its location … Continue reading

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Bryophyta • Moss

モス • Goke • Mosu One of the most frequent questions from visitors in our Seattle Japanese Garden is about moss, because we have so much of it and people notice its calming effect  as soon as they enter the … Continue reading

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Enkianthus perulatus • White Enkianthus

Enkianthus • Pagoda Bush • ドウダンツツジ • 満天星 / 灯台躑躅 • dōdan-tsutsuji There are 3 white enkianthus bushes in our garden:  one inside the tea house garden (NW corner of Tea House), one in Y close to stream, and one, … Continue reading

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Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Garnet’ • Japanese Laceleaf Maple

Acer • Maple • カエデ • 楓 • kaede Our Garden has only one, growing in the area W, by the exit from tea house garden.  It is a graceful and weeping small tree with lacy, deeply cut leaves, very … Continue reading

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Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’ • Dwarf mondo grass, Fountain plant, Monkey Grass

Ophiopogon • Mondo Grass • ジャノヒゲ/リュウノヒゲ • 蛇髯/龍髯 • ja-no-hige/ryū-no-hige (Text prepared for August 2016 cont. ed. class for docents by U86 Plant Committee) Dwarf mondo grass grows in areas A, B, C. Dwarf Mondo grass has 4-6 ̋ strap- … Continue reading

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