would love to have a yard that required little to no mowing.  very tranquil, too.

Eastern-style garden

This Asian-inspired arbor would be a perfect element in any garden. I would incorporate many oriental elements in both the landscape and the inside decor of my dream home. The simplicity is absolutely elegant.

17 Stylish Arbor Ideas

Enhance an Asian Feel Add to Asian style with a simple arbor. Look for an arbor with clean, simple lines and a natural color. Don't make it too dramatic -- in Asian style, the simpler is usually better.

Shaded sections of the Japanese garden rely on subtle color contrast and bold textural differences to create interest. Here chartreuse and green hostas surround the base of a tree while variegated hakone grass softens the edge of the bed.

Elements of a Japanese Garden

Japanese gardens combine the basic elements of plants, water, and rocks with simple, clean lines to create a tranquil retreat. Learn how to make your own Zen garden.

asian inspired garden design | Bamboo trees along the garden wall create a feeling of privacy

Landscape Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodels and Decor slab pathway with bamboo stands - Gardening Life

A very small but beautiful moss garden. Moss & Stone Gardens #japanese garden

Moss and Buddha. I could skip the Buddha but the moss.great idea~~~What kind of moss is this?

Dappled Light

Dappled Light in an Asian Garden ~ Leaves & Branches cast Soft Shadows & Dappled Sunlight on the Grasses, Topiary, & Stepping Stone Pathway .

garden makeover after shot of tsukubai garden

Before & After: Tsukubai Front Garden