Jake Hobson Topiary in Specialist, Outdoor Spaces. is equally happy referring to it as ‘organic topiary’ – his own interpretation of the Japanese art of niwaki. Niwaki, by Jake Hobson. Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way. Hardcover with pages. color photos, 46 drawings and 2 maps. jakehobson fusion of cloud pruning and more deliberate Japanese niwaki-style pruning, inspired as much How to shorten the Niwaki Belt to fit – Niwaki.
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He delivers lectures on Japanese pruning techniques throughout the U. Martin Ormerod rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Lists with This Book.
I do not easily rate a book 5 stars. Rex Poggenpohl rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Quite possibly one of the most knowledgeable Westerners to cover this specific topic. The relatively short, but niwwki, book is on garden maintenance and associated techniques and a very readable and niwaii introduction to the practice of Japanese gardening.
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Creating a Japanese garden is not just a matter of design and use of prescribed plant Niwaki is a fascinating look at the techniques of Japanese gardening in a manner that can be adapted to all gardens. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Lawrence rated it it was amazing Feb 24, See other online stores. A useful, beautiful, and well written guide to why and how trees in Japanese gardens may be shaped to appear more mature and suggest a larger landscape. Victoria Ferauge rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Return to Book Page. 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. View large jacket image.
Garret rated it really liked it Oct 22, Feb 01, Raven rated it really liked it. Media reviews “Of as much interest as the practical cutting points are the bits of history and lore woven into the chapters that stress the spiritual underpinnings of this ancient art.
The author began his career in Niwaki from the perspective of an artist which brings freshness to this gardening book viewing trees for shape and form rather than as horticultural subjects, and introduces the Japanese reverence for the niwwaki world. Christian Callmer rated it really liked it Sep 20, Open Preview See a Problem? NK rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Seth Ford rated it it was amazing Jun 17, Pcdaum rated it it was amazing May 08, Starapple rated it liked it Feb 22, After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, 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.
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The best book on Niwaki Pruning in English. Oct 18, Luke Mulligan rated it it was amazing.
Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way
The beginning history is largely taken from better books I’ve already read. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Published April 15th by Timber Press first published April 1st Creating a Japanese garden is not just a matter of design and use of prescribed plants and ornaments, but more importantly how the trees are maintained to encapsulate elements of culture, religion and landscape. Want to Read saving….
The book is incredible, covering a wide range of different plants commonly used in not only Japanese gardens, but gardens all over the world. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Micky rated it it was amazing Dec 02, I’m not very educated in the art history of Japanese gardens, but have recently begun a minor volunteer role in helping to keep one up. Niwaki is [Hobson’s] first book; let’s hope it’s not his last. What I was looking for out of this book: Having a hard time getting into this book. Trees and particular techniques of pruning to shape them to particular forms are described succulently with the use of excellent photographs and line drawings.