Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto (Compact Disc)

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By Leslie Buck, Caroline McLaughlin (Narrated by)
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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781541405202
ISBN-10: 154140520X
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Language: English