Fieldstone path with flair: A fieldstone path made of small local stones winds through a shady moss garden decorated with ivy, ferns, and spring- flowering bulbs. Fieldstones have a more rustic look than flagstones, with rougher surfaces and more variation in shape and color.
Decorative and functional, a dry-laid flagstone and mulch path leads the way to a patio retreat. A border of ferns and red-flowered Cuphea ignea creates a leafy entry. Stone can be warm and magical! In the back planter, a tall mallow hedge screens a vegetable garden.
This totally no-mow landscape has a Mediterranean flair and a modern touch in the red doors. Design by Alida Aldrich Landscape Design in Santa Barbara, CA. See more lawn-free pics here: http://www.landscapingnetwork.com/landscaping-ideas/lawnless.html
Another auspicious symbol is the kibune or treasure ship which sails the seas and is represented often by a rock or group of rocks. Such islands, due to their sacred character, are inaccessible to human beings and no bridges are constructed to reach them. In contrast, ordinary islands called nakajima are accessible to the mainland by bridges and it is on these latter islands that one may find teahouses and arbors.