Pruning Maples – A Celebration of Nature!

“Although great thought and effort is involved in the creation and care of the Japanese garden, it is not about harnessing or defeating nature, it is about celebrating nature in its most splendid forms”. The ancient shapes of trees capture the power yet...
Fall Care for Japanese Black Pine

Fall Care for Japanese Black Pine

When Katsuoki Kawahara, was asked how long it takes to produce a pine tree that appears to be 100 years old, he replied,”One hundred years!” It is true, training pines takes many years to learn, and many more to produce a beautiful tree. However, there are...
Spring Training for Japanese Black Pine

Spring Training for Japanese Black Pine

Spring brings great opportunity to influence future growth on Japanese Black Pines.  For information on Fall care, see Fall Care of Japanese Black Pine Candles on a pine are the long, tender shoots that appear in spring. An entire branch, sub branches, and needles are...

Plants for Hot Dry Climates

Traditional Japanese Garden plants languish in hot dry zones. Selecting alternative plants more suited for these climates increases success and enjoyment of your garden.. The following plants are selected for hardiness and suitability for use in Japanese style gardens...
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