Zen vs. Tropical
by Jesse Khong
In an attempt to find images for this blog, I looked through many old garden photographs during the past weekend and was somewhat surprised to see how much my garden has changed in the last 3 years. My little backyard has gradually evolved from a peaceful Zen garden into a lush tropical mini rain forest. You can view the changes in every collage image shot at the same location in different times. My sister expressed that she preferred the Zen look, but I like them both. Feel free to let me know your opinions.
I added palms, banana, Bird of Paradise, Elephant Ear Alocasia & Lily of the Nile to enhance the tropical look.
I obtained this Thai princess statue from Tuesday Morning. It is also available at designtoscano.com
I purchased the colorful lanterns and the bamboo water wheel fountain from Vietnam while I was there on vacation in 2010. The red Ensete Maurelii banana plant grew into that size in just one season.