Tag: Japanese Gardens

Japanese poets in the garden

Japanese poets in the garden

| August 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

For centuries Japanese poets have been influenced by the beauty, magnitude and mysterious quality of gardens from their country. Their is an evocative yet subtle quality to Japanese gardens, that are usually depicted in an ideal landscape with a very stylized aesthetic and a precise perspective. Both in terms of the form and beauty, one […]

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Summer Walks in a Japanese Garden

Summer Walks in a Japanese Garden

| July 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

When my soul is in need of quiet reflection, I know where to ease the anxious mood that keeps sweet calm from my restive condition. Before I even pass the alluring doors guarded by statuesque lions, my pace slows and the garden begins to whisper… A Japanese garden is my intermediary to peace, connecting with […]

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Japanese woodland favourite

Japanese woodland favourite

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kirengeshoma palmata is a late-flowering rhizomatous perennial up to 1.2m high with arching stems and is native to the woods and mountain lowlands of Korea and the Japanese islands of Shikoku and Kyushu. The unusual name? No, it doesn’t come from an obscure Danish botanist called Kirengeshom. It’s really just a Latinised version of the […]

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Fuchsia in New Zealand

Fuchsia in New Zealand

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fuchsia (named after Leonhard Fuchs, a 16th century German botanist) is a genus of over 100 species of shrubs and small trees. Although there are four New Zealand native species (colensoi, excorticata, perscandens and procumbens) and one from Tahiti, the vast bulk of the genus occurs in Central and South America.  Think of fuchsias and […]

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The Art of Creative Pruning

The Art of Creative Pruning

| March 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

Decorative tree pruning brings innovation and artistry to gardens. It has something for all tastes, including sophisticated sculptural trees, modernist bumpy hedges, boxwood balls and lollipops. Author Jake Hobson outlines an approach to topiary that is more creative than traditional and positively encourages out-of-the box thinking. Instead of peacocks and rabbits, you will see boxwood […]

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Bonsai, the silent garden

Bonsai, the silent garden

| January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

Life is hectic and perhaps stressful at times. Everyone needs an outlet to discharge those struggles and anxieties of the day and growing Bonsai can help you achieve this much-needed balance in one’s life. Bonsai’s offer a uniqueness to the grower. They allow you to feel liberated as you release your creativity in designing your tree to […]

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