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English Books






A Japanese Touch for Your Garden

Thoroughly up-to-date in its approach and based on the principle that a garden must satisfy the gardener, not a set of inflexible guidelines, A Japanese Touch for Your Garden encourages readers to choose freely from the wide range of traditional Japanese design elements that suit individual needs and tastes. Whether you live in the country, ...



Marc Peter Keane: The Japanese Tea Garden

Almost every Japanese garden is influenced by the tea garden. Marc Peter Keane describes the history, design, and aesthetics of tea gardens, from Tang China to the present day, with over one hundred stunning photographs, floor plans, and illustrations. The most extensive book on this genre ever published in English, The Japanese Tea ...



Niwaki - Trees in a Japanese Way

Hobson illuminates the practice known as niwaki in a fascinating, long overdue guide to shaping trees in ways that reflect the aesthetics of Japanese gardens. Hobson's regard for elements of garden design inspired by nature, and at times, derived literally from iconic features in Japan, shapes his writing. Possessing a sculptor's eye, ...



Gardens in China

Author: Peter Valder

As travel to China increases, garden lovers look to specialty tours as a way of experiencing firsthand the unique aesthetic beauty and cultural traditions of Chinese garden design. Now Valder's illuminating compilation of more than 200 gardens promises to provide the ultimate resource for future travelers, ...



Japanese Gardens

Author: Geeta K. Mehta, Kimie Tada

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spots that lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. Japanese Gardens celebrates ...



The Art of the Japanese Garden

Author: Michoko & David Young

Winner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award! Gardening has reached new heights of sophistication, and this book profiles a number of the most notable gardens in Japan and beyond. the goal of a Japanese garden is to suggest a landscape, to depict famous natural scenes, or to evoke ...



Japanese-Style Gardens

A concise, authoritative overview of Japanese gardens in the United States

Japanese-inspired gardens have delighted Americans since they were introduced in the United States a century ago. Their style has evolved from the earliest public display gardens to the friendship gardens of the postwar period to more recent naturalistic ...



Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Masuno

Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, is at once Japan's most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist priest, presiding over daily ceremonies at the Kenkoji Temple in Yokohama. He is celebrated for his unique ability to blend strikingly contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular. ...



Deadwood Design - Special Techniques for Bonsai by Andrés Bicocca

English Edition

Edition BONSAI ART 2023, 170 pages, size 21 x 30 cm, softcover

Many bonsai prominently display deadwood as either complimentary or even as a major focal point adding both value and quality to the tree. Deadwood is often found on specimens collected from the wild consisting of wounds or stumps occasionally ...



Satsuki Encyclopedia, 2014 ed.
 Satsuki Encyclopedia, 2014 ed. - www.bonsai.de

Azalea determination made easy. In Japanese language, but with Latin names.

734 pages, softcover, 13 x 18 cm.



The Needle Juniper - Working Bonsai

- Gallery
- Working with a collected tree
- Growing a tree from cutting
- Forming a juniper forest
- Present. past and future of bonsai
- Working with dry bonsai
- Work agenda
- Details of growing junipers in bonsai

22 cm x 30 cm, 128 pages, English language



The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers

Author: TGeorge E. Brown/Tony Kirkham
(English language)

To really understand aesthetic pruning, you need to understand the basics of pruning for health and maintenance. Then you can use these principles in your yard and on your bonsai.
We strongly recommend this book to deepen and broaden your understanding. Your ...



Ursula Funke: Shohin - Presentation (German and English)
 Ursula Funke: Shohin - Presentation (German and English) - www.bonsai.de  Ursula Funke: Shohin - Presentation (German and English) - www.bonsai.de

Ursula Funke developed a fascination for "small" things at an early age. Since the 1980s, she has been working with bonsai - and this led to a special fondness for shohin. On numerous trips to Japan, she specifically visited Shohin exhibitions and Shohin gardens. She speaks Japanese and learned a lot about shohin display design from ...



Roland Schatzer: Bonsai Shohin Passion (english)
 Roland Schatzer: Bonsai Shohin Passion (english) - www.bonsai.de

• How do I create shohin?
• Which techniques do I use?
• What to consider?
• Practical advice with 1,200 pictures
• Guide with stages of development
• For beginners and advanced bonsai fans

24,5 x17,3 cm, Hardcover.

"Bonsai Shohin Passion", written by the South Tyrolean bonsai ...



Indoor Bonsai

With fully illustrated color photos and line drawings, Growing Bonsai Indoors presents 20 common and unusual tropical and subtropical trees that are best suited for indoor cultivation. With illuminating articles written by some of the top North American bonsai experts including Julian Velasco, curator of the Bonsai Collection at Brooklyn ...



Suiseki and Viewing Stones
Origin: Japan

Treasures of the California deserts capture the essence of the unique and beautiful landscapes of the Southwest. Stones from the author's collection found in South Africa, China and Japan illustrate the universal appeal of these miniature natural wonders. An informative book with 60 inspirational ...