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Japanese Gardens, Tranquility Personified

Japanese Gardens, Tranquility Personified

| April 28, 2011 | 13 Comments

Japanese Gardens have been a treasured art form in Japan for centuries, and are very much influenced by the ancient and intricate garden designs of China. The exacting tradition, linked to the related and equally disciplined arts of calligraphy and Japanese ink brush painting, is historically passed down from sensei, or master, to apprentice. Even […]

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The Blushing Bride Protea

The Blushing Bride Protea

| November 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

The Protea family (Proteaceae) includes a wide range of ground covers, trees and shrubs that often make superb garden plants. While some of the species are frost-tender, they are in all other respects remarkably resilient plants that often thrive in situations where others would rapidly succumb. Poor soils and hot dry positions that scarcely seem […]

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