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Cutting Back : My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto (Hardcover) (Leslie Buck)

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What do you discover when you cut back?

At thirty-five, Leslie Buck—a professional garden designer living in the Bay Area—makes 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 becomes 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 three-month 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. Cutting Back is a delicate and insightful debut memoir and story of personal growth that will appeal to gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Gardening, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Leslie Buck
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2017
TCIN: 52114820
UPC: 9781604697933
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-6367
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