A JAPANESE GARDEN HANDBOOK

by Andrew R. Deane

Part Two: Essential Elements

Laying out the use of the elemental materials of a Japanese garden: Stone, water, and plantings.


 

Table of Contents

Chapter 17: Written in Stone
Bedrock; Permanence; The Physiognomy of Rocks; Rock-hounding; Setting Rocks; Tossed Stones

Chapter 18: Types of Stone
Geology 101; Blue Stones; Granites; Andesites

Chapter 19: Sand, Gravel and Cobbles
Spreading Sand; Gravel; Cobbles

Chapter 20: Garden Rocks
What’s in a Name; Pedigree; Compositions; Two Children; Triads; Vertical; Horizontal; Crane and Turtle; Land-based Rocks

Chapter 21: Water of Life
Going with the Flow; To Fetch a Pail of Water; Watering a Japanese Garden

Chapter 22: Ponds
Stilling the Water; Shaping the Pond; Along the Shore; Gone Fishin’; Fowl Practice

Chapter 23: Islands
Mystic Isles; Cranes and Turtles; Island Style; Island Rock

Chapter 24: Streams
Winding Through; Flowing Along; Stream Bed and Rocks

Chapter 25: Waterfalls
Falling Waters; The Nachi Falls; Design Elements; Impeding the Flow; The Dragon’s Gate; Types of Falls

Chapter 26: The Floral Tapestry
The Climate of Japan; Four Seasons; Horticulture; Sacred Groves; Winter Precautions; Transport and Replanting; Plant Palates; Focus Trees; Treason!; Pruning; Shaping Trees; Shaping Shrubs

Chapter 27: Fawning over Fauna
Gone Fishin’; Being Shell-fish?; Fowl Practice; Birds of a Feather; Critters; Crawlies

Chapter 28: Quintessential Flora
Quintessentially Japanese; Cherry Blossoms; “Plum” Flowers; Pine Needles; Maple Leaves; Bamboo Shoots; Carpets of Moss; Lotus Roots; Clipped Azaleas


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