JAKE HOBSON NIWAKI PDF
Jake Hobson Topiary in Specialist, Outdoor Spaces. is equally happy referring to it as ‘organic topiary’ – his own interpretation of the Japanese art of niwaki. Niwaki, by Jake Hobson. Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way. Hardcover with pages. color photos, 46 drawings and 2 maps. jakehobson fusion of cloud pruning and more deliberate Japanese niwaki-style pruning, inspired as much How to shorten the Niwaki Belt to fit – Niwaki.
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Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon hobdon techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect.
After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki.
Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way from Timber Press
After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos and deciduous trees. Throughout the text, step-by-step illustrations accompany the instructions, while abundant photographs and anecdotes bring the ideas surrounding niwaki vividly to life.
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Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way by Jake Hobson
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Feb 01, Raven rated it really liked it. A useful, beautiful, and well written guide to why and how trees in Japanese gardens may be shaped to appear more mature and suggest a larger landscape.
I’m not very educated in the art history of Japanese gardens, but have recently begun a minor volunteer role in helping to keep one up. What I was looking for out of this book: The clear diagrams of pruning and regrowth over years were particularly helpful in that department; I feel a little more confident that I have not been making some 50 year mistakes in my clippings, haha. The book also gives you suggestions on which types of trees are known to respond well to hard pruning and which just die, which is also appreciated.
Oct 18, Luke Mulligan rated it it was amazing. I have a love of Japanese style pruning and Japanese gardens in general. Jake Hobson is an authority on pruning, training and shaping trees the Japanese way. Quite possibly one of the most knowledgeable Westerners to cover this specific topic.
Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way
The book is incredible, covering a wide range of different plants commonly used in not only Japanese gardens, but gardens all over the world. Any gardener creating a Japanese garden or woh a love of Japanese gardens and pruning should have this manual. Feb 26, Stan Pedzick rated it it was amazing. A perfect reference book for pruning your flowing trees and shrubs, as well as ornamental trees like a Japanese garden. Apr 04, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Niwaki is a fascinating look at the techniques of Japanese gardening in a manner that can be adapted to all gardens.
As Bonsai is to cultivating trees in containers, Niwaki is about trees and their cultivation in the Japanese garden. The relatively short, but succicent, book is on garden maintenance and associated techniques and a very readable and informative introduction to the practice of Japanese gardening.
Creating a Japanese garden is not just a matter of design and use of prescribed plant Niwaki is a fascinating look at the techniques of Japanese gardening in a manner that can be adapted to all gardens.
Creating a Japanese garden is not just a matter of design and use of prescribed plants and ornaments, but more importantly how the trees are niwaoi to encapsulate elements of culture, religion and landscape. Trees and particular techniques of pruning to shape them to particular forms are described succulently with the use of excellent photographs and line drawings.
The author began his career in Niwaki from the perspective of an artist which brings freshness to this gardening book viewing trees for shape and form rather than as horticultural subjects, and introduces the Japanese reverence for the natural world.
Definitely recommend it to anyone with an interest in gardening.
Sep 17, Ruhegeist added it Shelves: Having a hard time getting into this book. The beginning history is largely taken from better books I’ve already read. Since I’ve moved on to other books and not picked this one up for some time, I’m moving it to my to-read list.
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