Miniature Japanese Gardens: Beautiful Indoor Landscape and Container Gardens for Your Home
Kenji Kobayashi

Hardback | Nov 2018 | Tuttle Publishing | 9784805314821 | 128pp | 254x203mm | GEN | AUD$19.99

Japanese gardens don't have to be large or elaborate to be beautiful.

Bring the tranquility of a classic Japanese garden into any space in your home or office. Miniature Japanese Gardens shows you how to create simple Japanese-style container gardens using inexpensive plants and materials that are available everywhere!

A detailed plan of each garden provides a basic template along with information about plant types and containers. The container itself can be an old pot, ceramic bowl, or just about anything you might have lying around. Such "found" objects lend themselves to the Japanese art of wabi-sabi, the beauty of imperfection. Add rocks and other elements to produce Zen-like gardens that enhance any interior.

Step-by-step photos of over 40 different container gardening projects—ranging from a kokedama (moss ball) to a miniature bamboo grove—and the amazing landscapes in Japan that inspired them will appeal to gardeners, Zen students, and small space enthusiasts alike!

'If you love the Zen-like quality of bonsai, this book is sure to inspire you to enhance your home, office or outdoor areas with the serenity of Japanese miniature garden design. It’s packed with beautiful illustrations, step-by-step instructions and practical tips on how to design, plant and maintain miniature gardens, using inexpensive plants and materials. Many of the designs pictured throughout the book are accompanied by photographs of the beautiful natural landscapes that inspired their creation.' — Gardening Australia