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Classic Bonsai of Japan
Nippon Bonsai Association, John Bester (Translator)
4770029926
March 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"It is not only the length of its lifespan that distinguishes the immobile tree from birds that fly, fish that swim, and men and beasts that walk over the earth; it is also the only living thing that creates, within itself, annual rings spelling out the history of its life." Bonsai, dwarf trees, contain "a record of our ancestors' trials and tribulations" in "less space than a man can encompass with his arms." This (ironically) oversize book includes 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs of Japanese specimens ranging in age from a mere five to 1000 years, and from the cheerful winter jasmine, bedecked with yellow blooms, to wizened junipers with twisted limbs. Bonsai specialists Naka, Aragaki and Marushima detail history, cultivation and stylistic nuances. Presented in an oddly luxe fashion for such an...


Quick and Easy Topiary and Green Sculpture: Create Traditional Effects with Fast-Growing Climbers and Wire Frames
Jenny Hendy
0882669206
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The design possibilities for topiary sculpture are virtually limitless--only the imagination and some basic skills are needed to produce fanciful, exotic, traditional, or wildly individual designs with living plants. This is the book that tells the beginner how to do it. Supplemented by information on appropriate plants, climate zones, international suppliers of plants, and the needed tools, Hendy's book provides the reader with information on how to train plants to grow on wire frames, create inventive wire frames in all manner of shapes and configurations, choose the appropriate tools and materials needed, and help produce stunning topiary designs in weeks, not months or years. It also offers sound advice on the care and maintenance of your living sculptures to keep them green and healthy for years. It is generously...


Topiary
Jenny Hendy
1903141273
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Shows how topiary can complement a range of different garden styles and create interesting design effects, such as defining an enteranceway, marking a boundary, creating depth, or mirroring a garden feature.


Knot Gardens and Parterres: A History of the Knot Garden and How to Make One Today
Robin Whalley, Anne Jennings
1899531041
August 1998
Hardcover
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Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guide to Topiaries and Espaliers: Plus Other Designs for Shaping Plants
Linda Yang
0395875161
January 1999
Paperback
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Review
Garden Design : "Taylor's Guides are the best, most authoritative guides on the market."

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The New Topiary: Imaginative Techniques from Longwood Gardens
Patricia R. Hammer
1870673212
May 1991
Hardcover
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Topiary and the Art of Training Plants
David Joyce
1552094227
March 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In this guide, gardening writer Joyce focuses on the use of topiaries and other ornamentally trained plants as garden design elements. In addition to aesthetic recommendations, the book offers technical information such as step-by-step illustrations for creating plant sculptures and landscape plans. Although this title--previously published in a U.K. edition--has been adapted to appeal to a North American audience (for example, the appendix includes lists of plant and tool sources in the United States and Canada), all but one of the photographs feature topiaries, hedges, and standards in European gardens. This bias is regrettable, given the notable tradition of ornamental pruning as practiced at Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens and other public gardens in North America. Recommended for large horticultural...


Topiaries, Indoor Trees and Floral Displays: Stunning Structures from Flowers, Foliage and Fruit
Beverley Jollands
184215950X
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Bringing the art of topiary from the garden into the home, this book uses nature's bounty to form a wide variety of bautiful sculpted creations, from elegant, simple shapes, to sophisticated designs.


Topiary and the Art of Training Plants
David Joyce, Laura Stoddart (Illustrator)
1552094200
March 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In this guide, gardening writer Joyce focuses on the use of topiaries and other ornamentally trained plants as garden design elements. In addition to aesthetic recommendations, the book offers technical information such as step-by-step illustrations for creating plant sculptures and landscape plans. Although this title--previously published in a U.K. edition--has been adapted to appeal to a North American audience (for example, the appendix includes lists of plant and tool sources in the United States and Canada), all but one of the photographs feature topiaries, hedges, and standards in European gardens. This bias is regrettable, given the notable tradition of ornamental pruning as practiced at Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens and other public gardens in North America. Recommended for large horticultural...


The Complete Book of Topiary
Barbara Gallup
0894803182
Feb 1988
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
People attracted to the craft of changing plants into fanciful shapes should welcome this book by Gallup, owner of a company specializing in "Totally Topiary," and horticulturist Reich, who has worked at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the New York World Trade Center. An intriguing history of topiary sculpture precedes chapters with detailed directions on producing effects like the examples shown in numerous drawings. These are birds, beasts, stars, the moon, etc., coaxed from trees, hedges and vines. Some are a bit tweechairs and tables, a whole faux garden of ivybut there is enough variety to suit more modest tastes. Espaliered fruit trees, a maze and a knot garden are among the features illustrated in chapters that close with a glossary, a list of supply sources and other particulars. Copyright 1988 Reed...


Topiary for Everyone
Bobby Meyer
0855328827
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Topiary designs for all types of gardens, even special projects for children


Topiary: Garden Craftsmanship in Yew and Box
Nathaniel Lloyd
1870673395
April 2001
Hardcover
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Container Topiary
Susan Berry
1571459243
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This beginner’s guide to creating living garden ornaments covers the fundamentals of topiary technique, from choosing the proper containers to basic cultivation. Over 125 color photographs and illustrations, 16 step-by-step projects that walk readers through simple to fancy shapes, and advice on displaying topiary and a directory of plants and suppliers round out this accessible guide.


Living Sculpture
Paul Cooper
1840003707
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Chicago Tribune
"A thought-provoking look at...where plants bend to the will of the artist."

Book Description
In recent years a new generation of artists and designers has discovered that garden plants - from moss and grass to fullgrown trees - can become astonishing works of living sculpture. Iconoclast garden designer Paul Cooper has gathered together the best examples of this exciting new art form while overturning many preconceptions about what is possible in the context of both gardening and art, showing that every garden has the potential to include dramatic and lasting sculpture.


Illustrated Practical Encyclopedia of Pruning, Training and Topiary: How to Prune and Train Trees, Shrubs, Hedges, Topiary, Tree and Soft Fruit, Climbers and Roses - Practical Advice and Step-by-Step Techniques, with over 800 Photographs And
Richard Bird
0754815374
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
An invaluable A-Z Directory of Ornamental Plants looks at the pruning requirements of wide range of species on a plant by plant basis.


How to grow a chair: The art of tree trunk topiary
Richard Reames
0964728001

Paperback
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Everlasting Indoor Garden: Creating Original Dried Flower Garlands, Topiaries and Swags
Terence Moore
1842156861
December 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The natural world offersa a rich and endless variety of materials for the craftsperson. Fifty projects are explained clearly through step-by-step instruction and visual examples. There are ideas to suit traditional and contemporary tastes, and every level of ability.


Topiary
Christopher Crowder
1861268165
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Notecards: Woman Trimming Topiary with Envelope
Laura Stoddart (Artist)
0811834018
October 2001
Other Format
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Book Description
With this stationery line, Laura Stoddart brings her well-loved images to Chronicle Books. Printed on high-quality stock, these notecards, invitations, and letter folios feature her charming watercolors and depict the world with her own unique brand of humor and style. Laura Stoddart's whimsical, miniature figures, in concert with larger-than-life flowers and topiaries, decorate these elegant notecards. Blank inside, they are well suited for a quick note or a longer letter to the gardeners and dreamers in your life.

About the Author
Laura Stoddart who was the youngest artist to be awarded the prestigious honor of designing Britain's annual Christmas stamps, and her work has appeared in World of Interiors, Gardens Illustrated, and Vogue Entertaining , among other magazines....

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