Special articles and features on the Tsubo-en website
Probably the single most important page to find your way on the Tsubo-en website is the Table of Contents (Sitemap). It has a “classical” Book-style Table of Contents with lots of details. To quickly “in a glance”, find the subjects of most interest to you, the Visual Table of Contents offers an easy subject-oriented entry into the desired information.
Here we have listed some links of special interest articles and features on our main website that are only loosely related to our Tsubo-en garden pages as such but that deserve your attention.
- Your own Japanese garden, part one.
- Your own Japanese garden, part two.
- A new type of modern karesansui garden.
- Traditional Samurai (karesansui) gardens of the Edo era.
- “Fuji Musumè” ( 藤娘 ) or “Wisteria Maiden”.
- Monochrome landscape ink painting examples.
- Raking training. Improve your raking skills.
- Shumi-sen or Mount Sumeru, in historical perspective.
- Stone and rock: Mount Sumeru stone setting.
- Nightingale floor, Uguisubari ( 鴬張り ).
External links of special interest
On this page we will list more recently discovered websites, that may or may not have been addressed in our posts, that to our humble opinion are special or unique and differentiate themselves in the realm of the word wide web.
- Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History.
- JAANUS, the on-line Dictionary of Japanese Architectural and Art Historical Terminology.
See this post: Japanese Garden Dictionary.
- Encyclopedia of Shinto.
- Possibly the most beautiful and subtle website with exceptional content on the subject of Japanese gardens: Website dedicated to Shunmyo Masuno (Zen priest).
Here you can see some beautiful examples of modern Japanese gardens domistic and overseas.
Identifying pests and diseases
These are the websites we find most useful to identify pests and diseases. Determination of the source of a problem is not always as straightforward as sometimes suggested. You often need different entry-points to find the cause and get to a solution and that, to our own experience, is what these sites can offer.
- Pests in Gardens and Landscapes—Ornamental Trees and Shrubs (UC IPM Online).
- Pests & Diseases Detective (Gardener’s Supply).
- Pest and disease identifier (BBC).
The most fancy but not always most effective or complete one. Worth mentioning nonetheless.
A resource of free pest information online. A team of pest control experts have collaborated to compile hundreds of articles addressing some of the most common questions about common pests.
- How to Prune Trees, USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry, U.S.A.