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Garden Plants of Japan

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ISBN-10: 0881926507

ISBN-13: 9780881926507

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ran Levy-Yamamori, Gerard Taaffe

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Japanese plants have had an unmistakable influence on the gardens of the world. Who can imagine gardens without flowering cherries, hostas, Japanese maples, or magnolias? For all the popularity of these plants in international gardens, however, few gardeners know the full story of Japanese plants --- their history and uses in gardens in Japan, their horticultural merits for gardens of all kinds, even the meaning and symbolism of their native names. Now for the first time, a color encyclopedia provides an authoritative overview of the Japanese garden flora. Garden Plants of Japan serves as a manual for horticultural advice, a source of inspiration for armchair gardeners, even a guidebook for…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.092
Language: English

Ran Levy-Yamamori received a B.A. in horticulture from Hebrew University and has worked as a field biologist and natural history writer. He wrote Wild Flowers of Japan and co-authored Flowers of the Eastern Mediterranean. Currently he writes on nature for various publications in Japan, Europe, and his native Israel, and for several years, he wrote the popular "Flower of the Week" column, which appeared on the front page of The Japan Times Sunday edition.

Gerard Taaffe received his horticulture education at National Botanic Gardens in Dublin, the Royal Horticultural Society garden at Wisley, and the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. He has held several senior positions in horticulture and is currently a freelance landscape gardener and designer who teaches garden design in Japan. He also writes a garden column for the Japan Times.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments
Trees and shrubs
Climbing plants
Herbaceous plants
Bamboo and sasa
Grasses
Ferns
Mosses
Names of the major eras of Japanese history