How Tea in a garden changed Japan

The Japanese Tea Ceremony is one of the most elegant and exacting traditions of Japan.  It is no wonder that a style of Japanese gardens has been devoted to this cherished ritual. The Chianwa style of garden is specifically built for holding tea ceremonies.  Pathways...

Caring for Your Orchid

Caring for delicately scented Japanese orchids is a bit different than for most other garden flowers. They are epiphytes, which mean that rather than growing in soil, their roots are exposed to the air. In the wild orchids grow on other plants, using them for...

February Bonsai News

Feb, first month of spring, first month of new growth in a new year. The Snowdrops are flowering and the daffs are pushing through. The snows on my hilly backdrop are clearing, it is still cold outside with that sharp Irish dampness that does its best not to heal your...