The Art of Creative Pruning


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The Art of Creative Pruning Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Timber Press Pages: 200 Illustrations and other contents: 195 colour photographs, 21 line drawings ISBN: 9781604691146 Categories: , ,

Jake Hobson discusses how to blend the art of topiary with the skill of pruning,the tools and confidence necessary to work with what he/she has He recognises the interelationship between creative topiary and decorative pruning. There is a strong emphasis on free form and naturalistic pruning which will blend into the surroundings.
9781604691146 200 pages colour photos on every page

Weight1.04 kg
"This coffee table book exceeds expectations." --Booklist "Written with passion, verve, and a dash of dry wit, this title will inspire any gardener who wants to understand the how and why of creative pruning before picking up the shears and hacking off branches." --Library Journal "A wonderful new book that takes a fun, creative, and interesting look at the world of pruning." --American Gardener "The book goes beyond topiary." --Akron Beacon Journal "Well-clipped topiary comes into its own." --Oxford Times "The book is lovely as well as thought-provoking." --Pittsburgh Post Gazette "For fabulous ideas and late-winter inspiration, especially as we venture into our gardens wielding shears and pole pruners, Hobson's book is just the ticket." --Connecticut Horticultural Society Newsletter

Author Biography

Jake Hobson worked in a traditional Japanese nursery in the outskirts of Osaka, Japan, after completing a degree in Sculpture at London's Slade School of Fine Arts. A keen observer of the artistry of gardens, Jake now runs his own pruning equipment and consultancy business, and experiments with mixing pruning styles from the East and the West. A love of sculpture and nature makes him particularly interested in how we relate to certain landscapes and elements of nature, and how the combination of horticulture, sculpture and nature can be expressed in gardens.