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Fertilizing the garden, continued

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As I wrote in Fertilizing the garden (October 2010), fall is an important time to fertilize the garden, also known as “winterizing.” Shrubs, trees, ground-covers and other plants begin to use their energy to strengthen and expand their root systems in preparation for winter dormancy and spring growth. Fall fertilizing provides a slow absorption of […]

Topiary hedges, design and refine by experience

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My first thought for a post-title was ‘Design and re-design by experience’. But then, later I considered that as too strong. Hence the current title. What is that all about ? In this post I will discuss, and more importantly show, an interesting and even intriguing, development. Find the differences in these photo’s (taken from […]

Nightingale floor, Uguisubari ( 鴬張り )

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The “nightingale floor” is made with a special timber technique from 17th century which makes it impossible to walk on the floor without it making quite beautiful squeaking sounds. The idea of the floor surrounding the living and sleeping quarters of the palace was to work as alarm system. No one could enter the space […]