Full-size Asian gardens often include stone clusters evoking mythological places such as Mt. Horai, the home of the immortals*.
In this miniature garden, a Ming fern evokes the pine trees which often accompany Mt. Horai compositions. Adjacent to the fern planting, a waterfall cascades from the face of the sentinel stone, fed by a miniature pump beneath the Corian surface, hand routed to reflect the raked stone of traditional Japanese gardens.
The tray is fabricated from recycled Corian countertop material and composite deck planking.
*Kawaguchi, Y. (2010). Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden. Hew Holland Publishers. p. 83