Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection

Heaven is a Garden: Designing Serene Spaces for Inspiration and Reflection

Why do some gardens make us feel so wonderful, relaxed and refreshed? Using ideas based on ancient and modern practices, this book shows how you can uplift yourself and others in a serene setting designed for “unplugging” and relaxing. Whether you are intending to create a lovely garden or just thinking about a future outdoor haven, Heaven is a Garden will help you see your backyard in a whole new light and reawaken an awareness of the wonders of Nature. “Simplicity, Sanctuary and Delight” is the guideline that noted landscape designer Jan Johnsen recommends in this elegantly written book. She draws on her 40 years in the profession and offers stunning visuals and specific ways to make a garden look glorious and feel harmonious at the same time. She reveals how to highlight a power spot, explores the lure of the sheltered corner, explains why a gate facing East is considered auspicious and suggests which trees you can use to impart a special atmosphere. Gardeners will also enjoy the chapters on the mysteries of color, a rock’s resonance and the magic of water. All in all, this gem of a book is a thoroughly enjoyable guide that you will refer to over and over. Jan Johnsen writes the popular ‘Serenity in the Garden’ blog and Facebook page. Her firm’s website is www....

  • Brand: St Lynn s Press
  • ASIN: 0985562293
  • UPC: 884108039243

Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's Leading Garden Designer

Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's Leading Garden Designer

Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, is at once Japan's most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist priest, presiding over daily ceremonies at the Kenkoji Temple in Yokohama. He is celebrated for his unique ability to blend strikingly contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular. He has worked in ultramodern urban hotels and in some of Japan's most famous classic gardens. In each project, his work as a designer of landscape architecture is inseparable from his Buddhist practice. Each becomes a Zen garden, "a special spiritual place where the mind dwells."This beautiful book, illustrated with more than 400 drawings and color photographs, is the first complete retrospective of Masuno's work to be published in English. It presents 37 major gardens around the world in a wide variety of types and settings: traditional and contemporary, urban and rural, public spaces and private residences, and including temple, office, hotel and campus venues. Masuno achieved fame for his work in Japan, but he is becoming increasingly known internationally, and in 2011 completed his first commission in the United States which is shown here.Zen Gardens, divided into three chapters, covers: "Traditional Zen Gardens," "Contemporary Zen Gardens...

  • ASIN: B00AHFJC6Q

Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

Come See the Garden That Is Your LifeWhen Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller and her family land in a house with a hundred-year-old Japanese garden, she uses the paradise in her backyard to glean the living wisdom of our natural world. Through her eyes, rocks convey faith, ponds preach stillness, flowers give love, and leaves express the effortless ease of letting go. The book welcomes readers into the garden for Zen lessons in fearlessness, forgiveness, presence, acceptance, and contentment. Miller gathers inspiration from the ground beneath her feet to remind us that paradise is always here and now.

  • Brand: Miller Karen Maezen
  • ASIN: 1608682528

Japanese Gardens: Tranquility, Simplicity, Harmony

Japanese Gardens: Tranquility, Simplicity, Harmony

At the heart of a Japanese garden is harmony with nature. More than simply a landscape of trees and flowering shrubs, a Japanese garden provides a place of serenity and rest, filled with peaceful spots that lend themselves to meditation and contemplation. Japanese Gardens celebrates and illustrates this ideal, showcasing the exquisite natural beauty of more than 20 quintessentially Japanese gardens-big and small, urban and rural, traditional and contemporary.The expert author-and-photographer team behind this book excels at capturing and explaining the essential elements and techniques that distinguish Japanese gardens from those of other countries. The featured sites range from large feudal period gardens, temple gardens and private and countryside gardens to mountain flower gardens, tea gardens and gardens devoted to miniature bonsai.

  • Brand: Mehta, Geeta K./ Tada, Kimie/ Noboru, Murata (PHT)
  • ASIN: 4805309423

Color Zen Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Flower Patterns

Color Zen Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Flower Patterns

$14.95 Over 2,500+ satisfied customers! ~ Get this #1 Best Seller NOW at an Amazon Exclusive DISCOUNT For Limited TIME ~ Relaxing flower patterns ensure your coloring pleasure. Provides hours and hours of stress relief, mindful calm, and fun, creative expression. One drawing per page: Color with peace of mind knowing colors won't bleeding onto other pages Designs range in complexity from beginner to expert-level. ~100% Satisfaction Guaranteed~ Book #2 was just released and is available here: amazon.com/dp/1519193572 Scroll Up and Grab Your Copy Now

  • ASIN: 1517047196

Japanese Stone Gardens: Origins, Meaning & Form

Japanese Stone Gardens: Origins, Meaning & Form

Gain some new ideas along with the principles and history of Japanese stone gardening with this useful and beautiful garden design book.Japanese Stone Gardens provides a comprehensive introduction to the powerful mystique and dynamism of the Japanese stone garden—from their earliest use as props in animistic rituals, to their appropriation by Zen monks and priests to create settings conducive to contemplation and finally to their contemporary uses and meaning. With insightful text and abundant imagery, this book reveals the hidden order of stone gardens and in the process heightens the enthusiast's appreciation of them.The Japanese stone garden is an art form recognized around the globe. These meditative gardens provide tranquil settings, where visitors can shed the burdens and stresses of modern existence, satisfy an age-old yearning for solitude and repose, and experience the restorative power of art and nature. For this reason, the value of the Japanese stone garden today is arguably even greater than when many of them were created. Fifteen gardens are featured in this book: some well known, such as the famous temple gardens of Kyoto, others less so, among them gardens spread through the south of Honshu Island and the southern islands of Shikoku and Kyushu and in faraway Oki...

  • ASIN: 4805314273

How To Make A Zen Fairy Garden

How To Make A Zen Fairy Garden

Many of us like to garden, but there is a reason we can't. It may be that it's winter, you live in the city or a place where there isn't adequate space, or there is just not enough time to pursue it. There is a solution! Here, for the first time, a hybrid of two well known types of gardens is defined. This new garden has elements of a Zen Garden as well as elements from a Fairy Garden. It's a Zen Fairy Garden. And what allows you to have one when gardening isn't normally possible for you is, it's made in miniature form!This is a delightful, straight forward little book that will tell you what you need to know to create a beautiful miniature Zen Fairy Garden. There are good illustrations to reinforce concepts presented. If you like to be told exactly how to do it, there is also a step by step "how to" section. This will be a fun project to do! And the garden you create can be for you and your family or a wonderful gift to another garden lover.The straight forward concepts presented and activities defined are simple enough that both children and seniors could work with them. You can provide light supervision or lead them through the chapters as well as the steps to make a miniature Zen Fairy Garden.======== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ========(1)Is this an exhaustive r...

  • ASIN: B00BHM7MUQ

Zen Gardening

Zen Gardening

  • Brand: Brand: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
  • ASIN: 1556709293

The Mini Zen Gardening Kit (Miniature Editions)

The Mini Zen Gardening Kit (Miniature Editions)

This carry-along version of our enormously popular Zen Gardening Kit provides a touch of tranquility on the go. Packaged with a 32page introduction to the aesthetic enlightenment of Zen gardening, it includes a tray, fine sand, decorative rocks, and miniature wooden rake.

  • Brand: Running Press
  • ASIN: 0762408286
  • UPC: 048693408284

Zen in Your Garden: Creating Sacred Spaces

Zen in Your Garden: Creating Sacred Spaces

Full of colorful, striking photographs and insightful commentary this Zen gardening book is an essential guide to the most serene of Japanese traditional arts. The Japanese Zen garden is a triumph of simplicity, a space in which balance is emphasized to create a place of stillness and sanctuary. Zen in Your Garden offers readers a comprehensive and practical guide to creating a sacred space for meditation and contemplation. Learn how your garden can stimulate your senses to either energize or soothe you and discover what type of garden you need, as well as how to convert your existing garden to one designed on Zen principles. Boxed features, illustrated with detailed drawings, show you how to build specific features such as gravel and rock landscapes.Zen in Your Garden includes beautiful photographs of outstanding gardens from around the world to help you consider the various styles you might wish to work on—rock and gravel; water gardens; shade, moss, and woodland; courtyards; and nature and wildlife gardens. Planting is explored in detail so that you may choose a landscape that has something for all seasons and creates a pleasing form and balance. This book beautifully illustrates and clearly details the many elements of gardening from a Zen perspective and offers you both th...

  • Brand: Jenny Hendy
  • ASIN: 0804847533
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How To Make A Miniature Winter Zen Garden – DIY Stress-Relieving Desk Decoration

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Gardening Zen When Watering Hoses Are Frozen

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