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Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden By Yoko Kawaguchi,

  • Title: Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden
  • Author: Yoko Kawaguchi
  • ISBN: 9781845379162
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 JWith 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, wood, bamboo, rocks, and pebbles and gorgeous color photographs showcasing gardens from around the world.
    Serene Gardens Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden 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 exquisitel

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    1. Amidst the splendor of the scene,And the silence,I was filled with a wonderful peace Basho the opening quote in this book This was an enjoyable book on many levels The pictures were beautiful done showing both techniques and the inherent beauty of Japanese gardens The text flowed nicely while also giving lots of history and facts And managed to be very informative while at the same time contributing to the peace the opening quote speaks of.

    2. A book of plants and flowers with minimal text and maximum photos to help me achieve my stated goal for my golden years of sitting in a garden wearing a floppy hat and looking at flowers.

    3. Two years ago I moved into a suburban house with a very large garden It faces south and tapers left, and I ve shaped it by creating a secluded, shady space at the back left, dug beds to separate and set up a large pagoda style gateway I want it to feel like a tranquil grove somewhere to sit and reflect The question of what to do in this space and the fact that I meditate has led me start exploring Japanese garden design an alternative to either leaving things wild or making them very formal Japa [...]

    4. The author does a great job breaking down the concept of a Japanese garden so that there are pieces to look at and consider Some of the pictures were wonderful, but I was hoping for a little on the visual inspiration side of things.

    5. A visually pleasing and helpful guide to planning a Japanese garden It had lovely photographs and many suggested plantings and garden architectural touches A perfect coffee table book

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