Garden Plants of Japan

Garden Plants of Japan

Book - 2004
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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.

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

Blackwell North Amer
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.
The authors even document little-known wild plants that show potential for Japanese and foreign gardens alike. Several thousand species and cultivated varieties are described in all, with more than 775 dramatic photographs to illustrate them.
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, from mosses to hepaticas, ferns to magnolias, and bamboos to cherry trees, carefully noting which plants are authentically Japanese and which are transplants. The selection of plants and the amount of detail and insight are unprecedented.

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780881926507
0881926507
Branch Call Number: 635.9095 LEVYY
Characteristics: 440 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Taaffe, Gerard

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