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Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way

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Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way by Jake Hobson

Any gardener creating a Japanese garden or woh a love of Japanese gardens and pruning should have this manual. Rex Poggenpohl rated it it was amazing Dec 14, 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.

Want to Read saving…. Kim rated it it was amazing Apr 15, The beginning history is largely taken from better books I’ve already read. Jake Hobson is an authority on pruning, training and shaping trees the Japanese way. Paul rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Quite possibly one of the most knowledgeable Westerners to cover this specific topic. Similar books The Art of Creative Pruning: Refresh and try again.

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. Throughout the text, step-by-step illustrations accompany the instructions, while abundant photographs and anecdotes bring the ideas surrounding niwaki vividly to life. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 26, Stan Pedzick rated it it was amazing.


Carrie rated it really liked it Dec 29, 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.

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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Seth Ford rated it it was amazing Jun 17, In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect.

NK rated it it was amazing Jun 18, As Bonsai is to cultivating trees in containers, Niwaki is about trees and their cultivation in the Japanese garden.

Micky rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Apr 28, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Sep 17, Ruhegeist added it Shelves: Feb 05, Emily marked it as did-not-finish Recommended to Emily by: A perfect reference book for pruning your flowing trees and shrubs, as well as ornamental trees like a Uobson garden.

Bonsai with Japanese Maples by Peter Adams. Pcdaum rated it it was amazing May 08, After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set uake pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki.


Apr 04, Peter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anne rated it jaake liked it Nov 21, To ask other readers questions about Niwakiplease sign up. What I was looking for out of this book: Niwaki is [Hobson’s] first book; let’s hope it’s not his last.

He delivers lectures on Japanese pruning techniques throughout the U. The best book on Niwaki Pruning in English.

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Media reviews “Of as much interest as the practical cutting points are the bits of history and lore woven into the chapters that stress the spiritual underpinnings of this ancient art. Scott Brown rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Cindy Pratt rated it really liked it Jan 31, Return to Book Page.

Niwaki is a fascinating look at the techniques of Japanese gardening in a manner that can be adapted to all gardens. Jake Hobson draws upon experience with Japanese gardens and landscaping having spent two years working at a traditional nursery in the countryside outside of Osaka, Japan.

Easily the best book in English on this pristine type of pruning. Lawrence rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. See other online stores.