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Japanese plants have had an unmistakable influence on the gardens of the world. Who can imagine gardens without flowering cherries, hostas, Japanese maples, or magnolias? For all the popularity of these plants in international gardens, however, few gardeners know the full story of Japanese plants — their history and uses in gardens in Japan, their horticultural merits for gardens of all kinds, even the meaning and symbolism of their native names. Now for the first time, a color encyclopedia provides an authoritative overview of the Japanese garden flora. Garden Plants of Japan serves as a manual for horticultural advice, a source of inspiration for armchair gardeners, even a guidebook for travelers to Japan. Sumptuously illustrated, it explores the entire palette of plants cultivated in Japan, carefully noting which plants are authentically Japanese and which are transplants. The selection of plants and the amount of detail and insight are unprecedented.

Synopsis:

Sumptuously illustrated, this books explores the entire palette of plants cultivated in Japan, carefully noting which are native and which have been introduced.

Synopsis:

Sumptuously illustrated, this one-of-a-kind color encyclopedia provides an authoritative overview of Japanese garden flora. "Garden Plants of Japan" serves as a manual for horticultural advice, a source of inspiration for armchair gardeners, and even a guidebook for travelers to Japan. 0-88192-650-7$59.95 / Timber Press, Inc.

About the Author

Gerard Taaffe received his horticulture education at National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley, and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. He has held several senior positions in horticulture and is currently a freelance landscape gardener and designer who teaches garden design in Japan. He also writes a garden column for the Japan Times.
Ran Levy-Yamamori received a B.A. in horticulture from Hebrew University and has worked as a field biologist and natural history writer. He wrote Wild Flowers of Japan and co-authored Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean. Currently he writes on nature for various publications in Japan, Europe, and his native Israel, and for several years, he wrote the popular "Flower of the Week" column, which appeared on the front page of The Japan Times Sunday edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926507
Publisher:
Timber Press
Location:
Portland, Or.
Author:
Levy-Yamamori, Ran
Author:
Taaffe, Gerard
Author:
Levy-Yamamori, Ran
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Landscape plants
Subject:
Plants, ornamental
Subject:
Native plants for cultivation
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
Japanese Gardens
Subject:
Plants, Ornamental -- Japan.
Subject:
Landscape plants -- Japan.
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Series Volume:
3144
Publication Date:
20041015
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
440
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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Product details 440 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881926507 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sumptuously illustrated, this books explores the entire palette of plants cultivated in Japan, carefully noting which are native and which have been introduced.
"Synopsis" by , Sumptuously illustrated, this one-of-a-kind color encyclopedia provides an authoritative overview of Japanese garden flora. "Garden Plants of Japan" serves as a manual for horticultural advice, a source of inspiration for armchair gardeners, and even a guidebook for travelers to Japan. 0-88192-650-7$59.95 / Timber Press, Inc.
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