Niwaki : Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/15/2007
  • Publisher: Workman Pub Co
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Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect. After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos and deciduous trees. Throughout the text, step-by-step illustrations accompany the instructions, while abundant photographs and anecdotes bring the ideas surrounding niwaki vividly to life.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 7
What Are Niwaki?p. 9
Garden Elementsp. 12
The Roots of Niwakip. 24
Principles and Techniquesp. 45
Pinesp. 62
Azaleas and Karikomip. 76
Conifersp. 85
Broadleaved Evergreensp. 101
Deciduous Treesp. 108
Bamboo and other Plantsp. 119
Behind the Scenes at Japan's Nurseriesp. 125
Japanese-English Plant Namesp. 136
Glossary of Japanese Termsp. 138
Referencesp. 140
Indexp. 141
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