Jappanese Prunning Essay

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Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way Jake Hobson Niwaki Niwaki Niwaki Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way Jake Hobson Timber Press To Keiko Copyright © 2007 by Jake Hobson. All rights reserved. All illustrations and photographs © Jake Hobson unless otherwise noted. Grateful acknowledgement is made for permission to reprint three lines from On Love and Barley: The Haiku of Basho, translated with an introduction by Lucien Stryk (Penguin Classics, 1985). Copyright © Lucien Stryk, 1985. Mention of trademark, proprietary product or vendor does not constitute a guarantee or warranty of the product by the publisher or author and does not imply its approval to the exclusion of other products or vendors. Published in 2007 by Timber Press, Inc. The Haseltine Building 133 S.W. Second Avenue, Suite 450 Portland, Oregon 97204-3527, U.S.A. www.timberpress.com For contact information regarding editorial, marketing, sales, and distribution in the United Kingdom, see www.timberpress.co.uk. Designed by Dick Malt Printed in China Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hobson, Jake. Niwaki : pruning, training and shaping trees the Japanese way / Jake Hobson. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-88192-835-8 1. Ornamental trees–Japan. 2. Ornamental trees–Training–Japan. 3. Ornamental trees–Pruning–Japan. 4. Gardens, Japanese. I. Title. SB435.6.J3H63 2007 635.9'77–dc22 2006033320 A catalogue record for this book is also available from the British Library. Contents Preface 7 What Are Niwaki? 9 1 Garden Elements 12 2 The Roots of Niwaki 24 3 Principles and Techniques 45 4 Pines 62 5 Azaleas and Karikomi 76 6 Conifers 85 7 Broadleaved Evergreens 101 8 Deciduous Trees 108 9 Bamboo and other Plants 119 10 Behind the Scenes at Japan’s Nurseries 125 Japanese–English Plant Names 136 Glossary

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