Ok — I am back to work and wanted to share this last Before & After with you that I meant to post yesterday before I lost all modern connections to the outside world 😉
While I quite like the look of run down old barns, they can be dangerous. Recognizing the safety issue here, sadly this barn was torn down to make way for something new. The was wood sent to a salvage company for re-use as a beautiful floor somewhere and what remained was a crumbling mess of granite foundations.
By spending very little in the way of materials, this project transformed the barn site – using much of the onsite remains – into a beautiful Japanese rock garden (枯山水, karesansui).
There are some really distinctive planting details here and I think as this garden grows, it will become ever increasingly more interesting. Make sure you click through the images below (I made sure they load in before, during and after chronological order) to see how this garden was re-worked.
If you want a little more information, images or some ‘how-to’ to do something like this yourself, check out this instuctables link (how to turn an old barn into a Zen garden).