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As a reformatted edition, this beautifully illustrated book provides an inspirational and practical introduction to the traditions of Japanese Zen gardens, using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, rocks and pebbles. Emphasizing the value of shape in trees and shrubs with the subtlety of colour through the varied greens of foliage and moss, Serene Gardens is the only book that explains how western plants and materials can be used to achieve the natural, minimalist look so beloved by Japanese …

Beautiful, sustainable bamboo is one of the most popular materials around for gardens and home décor. This highly regarded introduction to the material is now back in print, revised and updated. It still offers rich history, fascinating background, and great projects, but with more than 20 new images—making this the most attractive source on the “it” plant of the green movement.From weathering the plant and preventing insect damage to attaching, bending, flattening, finishing, and preserving …
Amazon / Lark Books
Price: 127.54 $

Dust jacket notes: The bamboos are virtually synonymous with China, having been used for millenia not only for landscaping purposes but in the making of countless things from buildings to chopsticks. The bamboo in China symbolizes things virtuous and honorable. So few of the Chinese species were introduced in earlier years that Western gardeners and horticulturalists have tended to regard bamboo as a tall, invasive, tender family of plants. Yet plant hunting expeditions in China within the last 50 …

There are around 1400 species of bamboo spread throughout the world s temperate, tropical, and subtropical regions. They grow from sea level to high mountainous regions and can be successfully grown in a range of climates, from coastal California to Minnesota, New England, the British Isles, and continental Europe. Versatile bamboos are both ornamental -- they have striking foliage and come in variety of colors and patterns -- and practical for providing screening and privacy and controlling erosion. …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 78.14 $

Bamboos are extraordinary in their ability to transform a garden, adapt to inhospitable surroundings, survive with little care and, most of all, surprise and delight the people who view them. Too long the exclusive pleasure of those with tropical and subtropical gardens, this hand-picked selection allows gardeners in cooler climes to experience the wonder and infinite variety of these magical plants. Besieged by winter wet, summer drought and bitter, drying winds, Paul Whittaker s garden has been …

Part history lesson, part horticultural treatise, part visitors guide, Guide to the Gardens of South Carolina takes you on a tour of the Palmetto States breathtaking gardens. Lilly Pinkas explores the histories of the most magnificent plantation houses, antebellum mansions, and townhouses, where fragrant flowers burst forth in every color of the rainbow. Youll visit specialty gardens such as a 1670 experimental crop garden; biblical, swamp, purple, and Xeriscape gardens; herb gardens; topiary and …

Japanese garden design is concerned with a reverence for nature and its overall effect is of tranquility. Providing an inspirational and practical introduction to the traditions of Japanese Zen gardens, this guide explains how western plants and materials can be used to achieve the natural, minimalist look so beloved by Japanese garden designers. It shows how to use natural materials such as wood, bamboo, rocks and pebbles and how to emphasize the value of shape in trees and shrubs and the subtlety …

Hanezawa Garden is an illicit trail through a walled garden in Tokyo, between thick foliage, slender bamboo and semi-inhabited outhouses, their plastic roofs heavy with leaves, as if reclaimed by the jealous trees. The protagonist, like a detective, catalogues the garden obsessively, registering strange and peripheral details: a sealed cardboard box, lingering on a sill, or the receding body of a workman. Time is loose, and the seasons slip by. The sightlines through Hanezawa are multiple and mutable, …
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Price: 60.00 $

Beautiful, sustainable bamboo is one of the most popular materials around for gardens and home décor. This highly regarded introduction to the material is now back in print, revised and updated. It still offers rich history, fascinating background, and great projects, but with more than 20 new images—making this the most attractive source on the “it” plant of the green movement.From weathering the plant and preventing insect damage to attaching, bending, flattening, finishing, and preserving …
Amazon / Lark Books
Price: 50.49 $

Bamboos are valued for their attractive culms, year-round foliage, and ability to add serenity to any garden scene. They add style to a garden and are ideal for screening eyesores and buffering noise. But the key to success is careful selection. Practical Bamboos features the 50 best bamboos based on appearance and usefulness. A handy checklist allows readers to pick plants that are right for them at a glance. A section on using bamboo in the garden covers topics such as incorporating bamboos in …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 46.42 $

With their superbly shaped trees and shrubs, subtly colored foliage, and emphasis on nature in its pure state, Japanese Zen gardens are spaces of beauty and tranquility. Serene Gardens is an exquisitely illustrated introduction to the style and its traditions—and the only book that explains how to use western plants and materials to achieve the minimalist look beloved by Japanese garden designers. Gardeners will find plant lists; climate zone maps; instructions for selecting readily available flora, …

Effortless, charming, and simply elegant: contemporary flower arrangements have a clean, uncluttered look so different from the lavish displays of yesteryear. Bursting with easily copied designs, this modern approach to floral style offers endless inspiration. Choose from ideas for single blooms and combinations, or ones that emphasize shape and scale, color, settings, containers, and fun adornments. Just picture daisies in vintage soda bottles, simple white sprays spouting out of bamboo stalks posing …
Amazon / Lark Books
Price: 45.32 $