Japanese Anemones

April 21, 2011 by Mario  
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Seen poolside in a small Scottish garden. Flowers very popular with hoverflies.

Common Garden Pests: Japanese Beetle

January 3, 2011 by Mario  
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“Survival Doc” of TheNewSurvivalist.com finds Japanese Beetles in his grape vines in late June in Eastern Missouri. This video shows how to identify this serious garden pest and discusses how to naturally control it.

Japanese Flowering Yoshino

August 3, 2010 by Mario  
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Japanese Flowering Yoshino

????BS???? stevia BS news (Japanese state-run broadcasting station)

July 30, 2010 by Mario  
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?????NHK????????????? ????????????????????????? This news was broadcast on national TV. If you are interested in this stevia business, please contact me. This is about stevia. This is a type of plant known as an alternative to sugar. Its leaves contain sugar content but much lower calories than the regular ones and less absorvent to your body. That means healthier than the regular sugar. This venture guy in Japan found out that the stevia’s stem plants were all wasted after they plucked the leaves. He studied and eventually succeeded to make manure out of the stem. He believed the manure will produce sweeter crops, but it didn’t happen. Instead the effect was to keep the crops longer life and get bigger in size. There was some experient going on in Tohoku University. You see the footage where two ground fruits exposed to air for few hours. One get darker faster than the other. Stevia basically prevents things get oxidized. That means the crops keep good for a long time and get more immune against germs etc. The same university use stevia as the feeds for aquacultured fishes, and the fishes get more tougher and the taste get better

How To Prune Your Japanese Anemone

July 30, 2010 by Mario  
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Japanese Anemones are lovely for fall flowers, but once those flowers are done, it’s best to prune as soon as possible so the seedheads don’t burst open into floofs and reseed Anemones everywhere! Check out this video to find out how, and go to www.NorthCoastGardening.com to see more pruning tips and tutorials.

Gardening Tips : Growing Japanese Garden Plants

June 12, 2010 by Mario  
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Japanese gardens grow a variety of plants and trees, including bamboo, Japanese maples, moss, Japanese iris, Japanese blood grass and amaryllis. Consider adding a water feature, a bridge or a pagoda to a Japanese garden with gardening tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on…

Flower Gardening Tips : How to Grow Japanese Anemone (Anemone X Hybrida)

May 25, 2010 by Mario  
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The Japanese anemone, or anemone x hybrida, is a plant that is known as the wind flower. Grow a Japanese anemone by dividing up its roots withinstructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening and plant care. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Contact: www.vanveenbulbs.com Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner

Flower Gardening Tips : How to Grow Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra Terminalis, Pachysandra Procumbens)

March 26, 2010 by Mario  
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The Japanese spurge is a plant that comes in two different varieties that are from two different parts of the world. Discover how to grow pachysandra plants from Japan and the eastern United States withinstructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening and plant care. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Contact: www.vanveenbulbs.com Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is a third-generation flower grower and sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. She is the owner of vanveenbulbs.com. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner

Japanese Gardening Tools – The Japanese Precision!

March 11, 2010 by Mario  
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In the Japanese style of gardening, every centimeter of the plant is precious and taken care of with the help of Japanese gardening tools. This is the main reason behind the breathtaking looks that the Japanese gardens offer. Therefore, if you plan to take care of your garden the Japanese way, you cannot afford to ignore the Japanese Gardening Tools.

Starting with the Japanese methods of gardening, you will require few hand snips, or more precisely the Okatsune hand snips. The detailed pruning that one observes in a Japanese garden cannot be achieved merely with the help of normal snips. The other kinds of tools used are the Japanese style chisels, planes, woodwork tools, and the pull saws. If you are a beginner at the art of gardening, the Japanese gardening may not be the best option. Only once you are comfortable with the normal style of gardening that you should delve into other styles such as Japanese gardening. Whenever you begin with the Japanese gardening, the Japanese gardening tools will play an important role in taking you up on your learning curve.

Before you set out to buy your Japanese gardening tool kit, you must try to learn as much as you can about the Japanese style of gardening. Buying books on the same topic can be a great idea to assess your skills first. You should also give yourself enough room to make mistakes and fix them as you go along. There are different types of Japanese gardens that you can aspire to create. Your purchase of Japanese gardening tools will also be determined by the type of garden you have in mind. You can either opt to work on a Japanese sitting garden that is normally cultivated to create beautiful views from indoors or verandahs, or you can create a Japanese strolling garden if you have ample land to spare. The latter works out best in cases where your family members prefer strolling through gardens to connect to the nature.

If you are in the initial phases of learning, you might want to experiment with a piece of soil rather than going full throttle all over the landscape. Work small for some time and build your skills enough before venturing into larger pastures. Japanese gardening tools will come handy during this phase. Read the instructions on raising specific plants carefully and learn as much as you can through such small plant cultivation. You can try your skills on a small bonsai tree that can be worked upon indoors. You may either opt to raise the bonsai tree right from the scratch or buy a baby plant from the market. Please also lookout for the specific gardening tools for bonsai trees available in the market.

Creating Japanese gardens is a time consuming process, but as we all know Rome was not built in a day, you must keep pressing on. You may not have a real Rome at hand, but a breathtaking Japanese garden is no less challenging!

How To Do Japanese Gardening – The Effective Way

February 20, 2010 by Mario  
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This article gives us idea on how to do Japanese gardening that is effective and that will surely bring the kind of satisfaction when you do it on your own. It is essential to realize that even if you are not in Japan, you can still make your own Japanese garden that you desire.
There are lots of Japanese-gardening books out there that can give you relevant idea on how to develop your own. You can also browse the Internet and surely, you’ll be able to get some Japanese gardening resources that can help you for your gardening.
Japanese-gardening is one of the most well-known type of gardening all over the world. Its uniqueness, its really pleasant look brings great satisfaction to people especially to the grower. So, what are the secrets of Japanese gardening that made it more popular than other form of gardening? Unlike the western gardening, the Japanese gardening is more close to nature; that is, it is more meditational and really soul soothing. Those are some of the reasons why more and more people are engaging in this kind of gardening.
In Japanese-gardening, as also found in Japanese gardening books, you have to remember three basic methods for scenery. The first is, the reduced scale and this pertains to taking the images of nature-trees, river,mountain, etc.- to smaller scales. Generalization and abstraction are involved in symbolization and one example of these is the use of white sand or pebbles to symbolize the ocean. And another one is, the borrowed view and this pertains to taking the images of ocean and forest as background.
Japanese-gardening can be essentially classified into two: the Tsukiyami- pertains to a hill garden and basically composed of ponds and hills; the Hiraniwa- the exact opposite of the former; without hills or pond.
So, what are the other secrets of Japanese gardening? Well, when you plan to have you own Japanese garden, the prime components must be present- rocks, gravel, moss,water, hedges, and fences. You have to put in your mind that the most used in Japanese-gardening are rocks because as the Shinto tradition explains, rocks embodies the nature’s spirit. Water (in any form) is also essential in Japanese-gardening– try to find Japanese gardening books to know more elements in Japanese gardening.
Plants in Japanese gardening also convey its uniqueness and one of these is bonsai. Bonsai requires more effort because you need to maintain this time after time. You have to maintain its size, its form by supporting and trimming; by re-potting and wiring the branches to your desired formation.
How to do Japanese gardening can be a challenging task if you desire to have this kind. It needs more effort, however, as they always say, it brings an unexplainable satisfaction of being close to nature; a kind of satisfaction that revitalizes our soul.

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