Website Extra: Asian Inspired Garden March 28, 2013 • Leave a CommentContinued from page 36 of the April 2013 issue. Photos by Sandie Parrott Rita calls this her tiger lily walk. Many were donated by friends. As a girl, Rita loved to go and pick them in the fields and present them to her mother. She loves the mass effect and passes along extras to her friends. Slag sand pathways allow the Cohens and visitors to stroll the garden. The red color of the bridge sets off the garden and adds the traditional feature of a Chinese garden, which some Japanese gardens have adopted. Japanese gardens typically have natural wood or stone bridges. This view is full of texture: a little wire animal perches on a stone bench while the stark driftwood piece draws the eye upward to the massive old sugar maple tree. Tiny-leaved creeping thyme groundcover anchors the scene.