Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Few Japanese Plants

The Japanese gardens I visited were all about design.  The plants are secondary to the composition – I found the same plants repeated in nearly every garden – so there was little stimulation for my plant-collecting passion. In Tokyo and … Continue reading

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The Japanese ‘Viewing’ Garden

The ‘Viewing Garden’ – often called the Zen Garden – is unique to Japan. Whereas the stroll garden has parallels in Western culture, this is something quite different – not a garden for sitting in or walking round, but one … Continue reading

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I Write Therefore I Am

I’ve just been reading Jane Scorer’s post on thinkinGardens on the reasons why she writes about gardening. It has stimulated me to examine my own motivation. Many years ago (more than I care to admit) I wrote a monthly gardening column … Continue reading

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