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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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Your own Japanese Garden, part two

Your own Japanese Garden, part two

| October 17, 2010 | 8 Comments

In my previous article I wrote about considerations and decisions to be taken when you are going to build your own Japanese garden. In this article I’ll elaborate on that. As the Japanese garden evolved over 15 centuries it is difficult to label or “put in a box”. As there are many garden types in […]

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Zen and three friends of winter

Zen and three friends of winter

| September 17, 2010 | 5 Comments

In Japan, rock gardens were created by Zen Buddhist priests to offer a place for quiet reflection near Japanese temples. Several features are essential to these gardens; a typical garden will contain a water element, boulders, a gravel sand area reminiscent of the seashore, and plantings – often a combination of bamboo, plums and pine, […]

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What Bonsai Tree are YOU

What Bonsai Tree are YOU

| August 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

As Bonsai and garden lovers we spend alot of time getting to know our trees, we get intimate with shaping, trimming and styling. We water and feed, but how close are we to our trees! If we were a Bonsai tree what type of tree would we be. In the following list, map your birth […]

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Zen Gardens, Imagination in the Making

Zen Gardens, Imagination in the Making

| July 21, 2010

By their very nature Zen gardens encourage you to use your imagination.  Using carefully placed rocks and stones and open spaces filled with sand or gravel these gardens tend to capture the eye and the mind and hold both. Soon one can see the waves undulating in the sand ponds as they push around the […]

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The Chinese Venice of Suzhou

The Chinese Venice of Suzhou

| June 9, 2010 | 2 Comments

Suzhou is one of the most beautiful cities of China. Its the motherland of silk and one of the oldest traditional forms of Chinese opera – Kunqu, listed as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO). The city is located in the south of the province of Jiangsu and […]

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