Wabi-sabi and seeing the beauty in imperfections
'There's an inspiring new way of looking at your garden which is good news for the more hands-off amongst us,' say the gardening enthusiasts at The Greenhouse People. 'Wabi-sabi – an acceptance of the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death – is nothing new for the Japanese who have been practicing this art since the 15th century, but for the Western world it couldn't be further away from the never-ending quest for perfection.'
The key here is 'balancing nature and nurture', so you're advised to 'sit back, relax and reflect on the beauty of your garden's natural imperfections'. Overgrown perennials, moss-covered stones, rusty iron gates and weathered pots are in keeping with this trend.