Songni Yuan

In the summer of 2014 my zen garden was officially named:

Songni Yuan


The name was derived from my Chinese name and translates as Pine Mud Garden (or more appropriately, Pine Mud's Garden). Additionally, Pine Mud has been my Chinese name since 1985 (read What's in a Name? - the story of how I received my Chinese name). 

The characters that make up my Chinese name were also appropriate - the "Mud" (water and earth) gives life to the "Pine" (wood) and all three of these elements exist through this symbiotic relationship. 

To designate the garden's name, I added a sign at each of the gated entrances.


To read more about the naming ands signs, check out the blog post "Pine Mud's Garden" from June, 2014.

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