Miniature Moss Gardens

Gardening
$19.95
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SKU:
9784805314357
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9784805314357
Format:
Hardcover
Date Published:
04/25/2017
Illustrations:
color photography
Number of Pages:
128
Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

Miniature Moss Gardens presents expert advice and techniques from the birthplace of miniature gardening—Japan.

Friendly enough for total beginners and full of ideas and tips that experienced gardeners will love to read about, this moss gardening book brings you information on the following:
  • Finding and collecting moss
  • Cultivation and maintenance
  • Choosing soils and other components
  • Designing your garden for visual effect
  • Choosing the best plants for your mini garden
  • How to make a perfect Kokedama or moss ball
  • Enhancing your moss garden with rocks and other elements
  • How to make a gorgeous terrarium
  • and much more!

A section on finding moss on city streets, parks and mountains opens your eyes to the beauty that's all around you every day! Moss can be gathered to make a complete and perfect miniature gardening world. Let this fun Japanese gardening book set you on the path to a deeply satisfying new way of expressing yourself.

With full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions, you will be creating your own Moss Garden in no time!

About the Author:
Megumi Oshima was born in Saitama Prefecture. Raised among abundant nature in the countryside near the Tonegawa River, Oshima became familiar with plants. While working for a production company, she started to grow bonsai and kokedama on the balcony of her Tokyo apartment. Oshima left her production company job and began working in garden management for flower markets and hotels. In 2006 she opened garden store Midoriya Nicogusa in Kichijoji, Tokyo, and began running workshops on bonsai and kokedama. Oshima is a plant consultant and interior coordinator.

Hideshi Kimura is a member of Japan Horticulture Society Tray Landscape Artist. After obtaining his bonsai master license, he began making moss tray landscapes more than 20 years ago and to date has made more than 2000 works. Not limited to bonsai pots, he has received acclaim for his original designs, which incorporate driftwood, bamboo and so on as receptacles. Kimura runs moss tray classes and is an instructor at Minamisunamachi Culture Center in Tokyo's Koto ward.