Hecube... (2 maybe 3 photos would have sufficed for those of us on very slow internet connections. After waiting half an hour for the photos, I don't think much except my coffee tasted great, but now its cold, and I have to get back to work.
Your question has been too vague for me, so that there is nothing left for me that I can think and no matter what I say, someone may misinterpret what the words are.
As I = me, 'think to always improve' which is not what you are asking, but is how I think, then what I think is: - you mentioned you decided not to follow any canons or rules, and that means-- no one can say anything beyond 'what should one think?' (but in actuality you did use a Rule of straight edge btw).
-- why did you not follow any 'Canons' or Rules? (Canon's ? which ones are Canon's?.. this is very vague for me and depends on peoples views and research that result as perception)(Rules are guidelines that enable known results - for me that is)
what you have done is effective for use of a neglected area that has straight lines.
In time I suspect you may change the multi-coloured gravel to a softer darker monotone and utilize that with a stone setting and upward 'straight growth' to echo the Rule you used of using 'straight edges' in a place of straight edges - being the only way to effectively get rid of straight edges... (thats good and intuitive, effective)
- meaning that in the end result, the space might reflect the 'straight lines of man echo the straight lines of nature'. (or something like that of your own creation.)
creative effect using the bamboo 'inside' the 'box'... (applause)
I can appreciate the use of the trellis, though for me it is too akin in pattern to the vine and so loses some of the possible 'relaxing structure' it could have. BUT that would be applying Canons or Rules which are not allowed by you in a fair thinking assessment.
please help me out with what you wished to hear,.. normally, one expresses what the idea is that one was designing with or attempting to overcome...that way that person would enable me to think, and not have to guess at what you were trying to do... - its kinda like asking a trick question, but I don't know the answer.
Japanese gardens 'inform', and one can not comment on something that is not 'informing' me. And, the tenet is, that if a person does not understand what is seen, they should think about it until they do. This would mean, I should not have answered here, as I put words in your mouth, which is rude of me. But that is applying a Canon/Rule, which is not allowed in accepting your creation ...a circle of thought that disables responses. -- probably not what you meant, and I don't know what you mean...
you effectively disabled the means with which to think in your opening lines...
(still confused) edzard (or did you simply wish to hear 'nice job'...?)