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Victoria Ferauge rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Any gardener creating a Japanese garden or woh a love of Japanese gardens and pruning should have this manual.
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Published April 15th by Timber Press first published April 1st Starapple rated it liked it Feb 22, Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki.
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Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way by Jake Hobson
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The clear diagrams of pruning and regrowth over years were particularly helpful in that department; I feel a little more confident that I have not been making some 50 year mistakes in my clippings, haha.
Nathanael rated it really liked it Apr 09, The book is incredible, covering a wide range of different plants commonly used in not only Japanese gardens, but gardens all over the world.
The author began his career in Niwaki from the perspective of an artist which brings freshness to this gardening book viewing trees for shape and form rather than as horticultural subjects, and introduces the Japanese reverence for the natural world. Lists with This Book.
Easily the best book in English on this pristine type of pruning. A perfect reference book for pruning your flowing trees and shrubs, as well as jkae trees like a Japanese garden.
Definitely recommend it to anyone with an interest in gardening. The Art of Creative Pruning: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Carrie rated it really liked it Dec 29, After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki.
Micky rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Similar books The Art of Creative Pruning: Lawrence rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Anne rated it really liked it Nov 21, Paul rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Apr 28, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: The relatively short, but succicent, book is on garden maintenance and associated techniques and a very readable and informative introduction to the practice of Japanese gardening.
Pcdaum rated it it was amazing May 08, Media reviews “Of as much interest as the practical cutting points are the bits of history and lore woven into the chapters that stress the spiritual underpinnings of this ancient art. I’m not very educated in the art history of Japanese gardens, but have recently begun a minor volunteer role in helping to keep one up.
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After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos and deciduous trees.
In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Cindy Pratt rated it really liked it Jan 31, See other online stores.
Niwaki is a fascinating look at the techniques of Japanese gardening in a manner that can be adapted to all gardens.
Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way
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What I was looking for out of this book: Garret rated it really liked it Oct 22, Rebecca rated it really liked it Sep 30, I have a love of Japanese style pruning and Japanese gardens in general. Seth Ford rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Feb 05, Emily marked it as did-not-finish Recommended to Emily by: Jake Hobson draws upon experience with Japanese gardens and landscaping having spent two years working at jak traditional nursery in the countryside outside of Osaka, Japan.
Since I’ve moved on to other books and not picked this one up for some time, I’m moving it to my to-read list. Feb 26, Stan Pedzick rated it it was amazing.