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Author Buck, Leslie, 1965- author.

Title Cutting Back [electronic resource] : My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto / Leslie Buck.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Timber Press, [2017]


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Summary "This is an absorbing read about the formative interplay of humans, cultures, and gardens." -- Publishers Weekly starred review 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.
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Subject Buck, Leslie, 1965-
Apprentices -- Japan -- Kyoto.
Pruning -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto.
Gardens, Japanese -- Study and teaching -- Japan -- Kyoto.
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Other Form: Print version: Buck, Leslie, 1965- . Cutting back. Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2017. 9781604697933 (DLC)2016045504
ISBN 9781604698046 (e-pub)
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