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Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way

Complete with abundant photographs, personal anecdotes and a wealth of advice, this unprecedented resource will inspire gardeners everywhere to transform their own trees into niwaki. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Quite possibly one of the most knowledgeable Westerners to cover this specific topic. Niwaki is a fascinating look at the techniques of Japanese gardening in a manner that can be adapted hoson all gardens. See other online stores.

No trivia or quizzes yet. After discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos, and deciduous trees. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Having a hard time getting into this book. Open Preview See a Problem?

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