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Japanese Gardens In A Weekend: Projects For 1, 2 Or 3 Weekends

“Ketchell has compiled a realistic guide to constructing more than 20 outstanding Oriental garden features. Detailed directions combine with impeccable illustrations, and Ketchell’s informed explanations of construction techniques, material requirements, tools, and equipment make even the most intricate design attainable.”—Booklist.

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Hamlyn; First edition (December 31, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0806977310

ISBN-13: 978-0806977317

Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.9 x 0.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,084,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #159 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Japanese Gardens

I'm not much of a gardener and it figures that I'd choose to want one of the more difficult types of gardens to design. This book presents different projects in an easy to understand format. It lists the supplies, types of plants and spells out how to carry out each project step by step. You may need other references too but this one is a good book to have. Good illustrations too.

It is a very good book. I learned a lot about the Japanese gardens culture from this book, and now I understand what they mean. So, when I look at my pictures of The Japanese Tea Garden in San-Francisco, I know, how it works. Maybe there are not enough details for each project, but it is OK with me, for it gives a fuel for my creativity. Thanks for wonderful price for a wonderful book.

I have quite a few books on Japanese Gardens. I am in no way an expert but this book doesn't really give you a complete picture and the projects are not really step by step either. I would recommend it for someone who wants to add some Japanese Garden elements to their existing garden but for a complete guide it falls a little short.

A great run down on the essentials in a Japanese garden. From plants to design and bamboo. A great book for how-to water features and more. A great book.

I bought this book as well as a couple others with hopes of getting some good ideas. Lets just say "I can't wait until spring to start taking on my yard projects". I have been looking for statues and different rock and water fountains all winter long. Not only are these books great for helping you with ideas but, we have left them on the coffee table and seems like everyone who comes over ends up flipping through them. Love this book.

So glad I bought this book. I have been trying to make a Japanese garden for years based on internet photos and various books, but was getting frustrated and ready to give up. This book is so clearly written, detailed with beautiful photos and illustrations that I feel a second wind. The garden plans are exactly what I was needing for inspiration and instruction.

I LOVE JAPANESE GARDENS and I occasionally buy books on how to construct them from .I like reading about Japanese gardens and I very much enjoy looking at photos of them in my books. These books have inspired me to make a Japanese-like garden in the garden behind my home.

Another terrific book to add to our collection of Japanese gardening and architecture.We love the serene styles and techniques.This book gives us the opportunity to further explore the Japanese culture.

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