Cutting Back

Cutting Back

My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

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At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck's bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, even though her crew spends hours meticulously cleaning every pebble in the streams. She is taught how to bring nature's essence into a garden scene, how to design with native plants, and how to subtly direct a visitor through a landscape. But she learns the most important lessons from her fellow gardeners: how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart. -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781604697933
1604697938
Branch Call Number: 635.0952 B8554C 2017
Characteristics: 279 pages ; 23 cm

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