This is a delightful little book that explores one of the most beautiful and enduring styles of landscape gardening. It features all the classic designs: pond, dry, tea, stroll and courtyard, along with features on tsukubai and topiary. It includes a directory of plants detailing size, usage and flowering time, plus tips on planting and propagation. It is a fascinating introduction to the influences and evolution of the Japanese garden, including the roles played by Buddhist monks, Zen philosophers and shoguns. The Japanese garden is full of ancient symbolism and imagery, a visual feast as well as an aural and emotional experience. This book examines the ancient influences that have brought this type of landscape gardening into the 21st century, focusing on the essential elements, both natural and man-made, of the Japanese garden. It introduces the five main styles of garden - pond, dry, tea, stroll and courtyard - explaining their significance and how they have been used in the past. The book then covers decorative features such as dry water, topiary and tsukubai, followed by a plant directory that provides an evaluation of the plants traditionally used, with advice on flowering habits, pruning and hardiness. Beautifully illustrated with more than 80 images, this little gift book captures the essence of one of the most stylish and contemporary forms of landscape gardening.
Features of the latest edition of this full-color topographic map of Kauai include detailed network of roads, large-scale inset maps of towns, hiking trails, parks and beaches, over 1,075 place names, with index, points of interest and historic importance - both natural and cultural, waterfalls, peaks, and ridges (with altitudes), and Hawaiian words spelled with all accent marks - an exclusive feature.
- How to make a garden even in the driest conditions that is full of glorious color and scent, with vivid flowers and foliage, and aromatic herbs -- the perfect outdoor living-room.
species offreshwater fish in Pennsylvania. Whether redbreast sunfish in the east, ancient lake sturgeon in the west, or any number of colorful sunfishes from ponds and creeks in between, this guide describes any species likely to be caught by hook-and-line.The noted diagnostic characteristics and beautiful color illustrations will prove an indispensable aid for identification. Included are notes on preferred habitat and favorite baits for landing each species. This 12-panel guide conveniently folds up in to a packet narrow enough to fit in a back pocket, glovebox, or tackle box yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use durable lamination also makes it waterproof
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