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Garden Plants of Japan Other / Books

Garden Plants of Japan

Japanese plants have had an unmistakable influence on the gardens of the world. Who can imagine gardens without flowering cherries, hostas, Japanese maples, or magnolias? For all the popularity of these plants in international gardens, however, few gardeners know the full story of Japanese plants — …

Kyoto Gardens Other / Software, DVD

Kyoto Gardens

Kyoto Gardens: A Virtual Stroll Through Zen Landscapes utilizes Apple Computers QuickTime VR technology to walk through 24 of Kyotos most renowned gardens. A seamless panorama of wood, sand, and stone lets users experience Japanese garden design and the world of Zen firsthand. Maps, slides, screensavers, …

Creating Your Own Japanese Garden Other / Books

Creating Your Own Japanese Garden

The strong horizontals of bamboo reflected in a dark circle of water; the rhythmic clap of the deer scarer; the contemplative beauty of waves created in sand: combinations of nature and art that soothe and uplift the spirit. Your vision of a Japanese garden need not be confined to Japan. Here is a fully …

Authentic Japanese Gardens Other / Books

Authentic Japanese Gardens

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 color through the varied greens of …

Tricyrtis 'Golden leopard' - Toad Lily Plants / Perennials

Tricyrtis 'Golden leopard' - Toad Lily

Tricyrtis Golden leopard Family: Liliaceae Origin: The species is native to Japan. Forming a nice patch over time, Toad Lily is prized for its ability to bloom in shade and for its exotic-looking flowers that resemble orchids. The large, glossy green leaves of Tricyrtis. Prefers part-shade to shade, …

The Authentic Garden Other / Books

The Authentic Garden: Five Principles for Cultivating A Sense of Place

Five Principles for Cultivating A Sense of Place| What makes a garden authentic? For American gardeners, this question can be vexing. Because America is a comparatively young nation, it hasnt had much time to develop an indigenous garden style. Gardeners have tended to turn to other national traditions—such …

Landscapes for Small Spaces Other / Books

Landscapes for Small Spaces: Japanese Countryard Gardens

Japanese Countryard Gardens | Enjoy it for its sheer beauty or use it for inspiration while creating your own small landscape garden. Japanese gardening is the art of arranging plants, rocks, lanterns, and basins in an open or, as here, an enclosed space. According to the aesthetic principles long prevailing …

Iris ensata - Japanese Water Iris Plants / Bulbs

Iris ensata - Japanese Water Iris

Japanese iris (Iris ensata or kaempferi) have the largest flowers of all irises, some being about 30cm across. They have been bred for over 200 years in Japan and also during the last century in the USA. So today, there is a range of flower shapes and patterns, as well as a range of colours. The foliage …

The Oxford Companion to the Garden Other / Books

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

Now available for the first time in paperback, the magnificent Oxford Companion to the Garden illuminates the history and design of gardens all over the world, from the earliest recorded known examples to the present day, encompassing everything from small private gardens, to the secret gardens of Arab …

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris - White Hydrangea Vine Plants / Climber Plants

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris - White Hydrangea Vine

Native of Japan and China and introduced into cultivation in 1865, this sturdy, deciduous vine will eventually grow to 25 feet or higher. Clusters of white blooms and smooth foliage make a rich-looking accent in your garden. Will need a sturdy structure such as a stone wall or strong fence to climb on …

Trees for All Seasons Other / Books

Trees for All Seasons

Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates | Its simple: broadleaved evergreens are trees that dont lose their leaves. And despite their versatility and beauty, they are often underused. Why? Most people, including knowledgeable gardeners, equate evergreens with conifers—and Christmas trees— rather …

Clivia 'Golden Dragon' - Bush Lily, Fire Lily Plants / Perennials

Clivia 'Golden Dragon' - Bush Lily

Clear bright yellow color. Vigorous growth. Multiple flowers per stalk. Tough plant. Representing more than ten years of breeding and selection in Japan and the US, Clivia Golden Dragon is a superior strain of Yellow Clivia. The clear yellow flowers have no orange or red markings to darken the power …

Cycas revoluta - Japanese Sago Palm Plants / Other

Cycas revoluta - Japanese Sago Palm

This unique plant resembles a palm tree but is actually a cycad. These living fossils, members of the Cycadaceae family, dominated the landscape during the Mesozoic era over 150 million years ago. Today about 10 genera of cycads still survive. The most commonly grown is the Japanese sago, also called …