February 18, 2015
Episode 1 in the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese ' Podcast series from Russ Chard a Japanese garden expert.
Russ imparts his knowledge on Japanese gardens and Zen gardens.
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March 5, 2015
Episode 2 of the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast' made by Japanese garden lover and expert Russ Chard. The service is at least monthly on all sorts of aspects of Japanese gardening specifically for people who are interested in making a Japanese garden at home in their garden or yard.
This Episode of the podcast is about WATER in Japanese gardens and something called 'FLOW' in a Japanese garden.
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March 23, 2015
Episode 3 of the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast' is all about my experience in talking to readers and customers about making a Japanese garden.
Like anything doing something new and out of our comfort zone is daunting and I have found people can come up with many reasons - that are real concerns to them - for NOT creating a Japanese garden.
I tell you what they are and HOW to overcome them with ease.
Get ready to get inspired to create a stunning and calming Japanese garden space at your home whatever sized space you have available to use!
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April 24, 2015
This episode of the Turn Your Garden Japanese podcast is about boundaries.
All Japanese gardens have a boundary of some description whether it be a full enclosure boundary to ensure that the Japanese garden space is private from the outside world in literal and spiritual terms OR a boundary that separates an area of a Japanese garden from another - this is particularly appropriate in some larger Japanese gardens.
A good example of this multi boundary Japanese garden would be the Japanese garden space at Kew Gardens in London in the UK but of course there are many others around the world.
If you would like a Japanese garden at home then you will need a boundary and they come in different meanings and styles. Episode 4 of this podcast series takes a short look at boundaries and shares some useful tips and knowledge with the listener.
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May 25, 2015
This episode of the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast' is all about ZEN GARDENS sometimes in Western culture they are referred to as Japanese Rock Gardens.
In Japanese they are called KARESANSUI gardens and they are perhaps the most unique and certainly the eldest of Japanese garden styles. Their beginnings are deep rooted in Buddhism and they are a garden that is far more sparse in terms of ingredients than any other type of Japanese garden.
This audio podcast explains what they are. Their history. The ingredients of a Zen garden and WHY so many people maybe including yourself find them so calming and appealing to be near.
Around the world Japanese 'Zen' gardens are very popular and can be found at private homes, larger gardens, roof terraces and even in public places like office blocks or restaurants!
Once you have the basic knowledge then it is fairly easy to design and build your own Zen garden space at home or in your yard or garden AND they won't break the bank either! If you love Zen gardens imagine how much calmer and stress free life at home would be with your own calming Zen style space.
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June 20, 2015
This episode of the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast' is all about one of the most important elements in Japanese gardens and Japanese Zen gardens STONES & ROCKS.
If you have ever visited a Japanese garden you cannot have been failed to be impressed by their use, look and perhaps their meaning.
Stones and Rocks can be small, medium, large or VERY large - for example huge stones are often added to a garden design by crane and precisely placed at set angles and in keeping with Japanese garden tradition must always be in the same place.
I know of one famous Japanese garden where every year a specialist flies in from Kyoto to check that the positioning of certain large rocks have not moved - if they have then they have to be placed into their original position. Japanese gardens are precise nature.
If you would like a Japanese style garden then this short podcast will give you a really good grounding on what stones and rocks to use and WHY they are so important in Japanese gardens.
As Japanese gardening is nature in miniature please don't be putt off by the thought of getting a crane to put rocks in your yard or garden - you can use much smaller rocks and stones to great effect.
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August 21, 2015
This episode of the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast' is all about design principles for a Japanese garden WHATEVER size of space that you have for your own.
It is just over 14 minutes long and will help you understand and implement the 'rules' of Japanese gardens and Zen style gardens with the minimum of fuss and maximum understanding.
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October 8, 2015
This Episode of the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast' is all about Japanese Courtyard Gardens.
Traditionally pretty small in size, they can be indoors or outdoors and have a history stretching back hundreds of years. Japanese Courtyard Gardens were some of the first types of gardens that Japanese people had at their homes. They were to celebrate nature in miniature and for viewing from many areas of a property.
Ingredients in the Courtyard garden are varied and include some of the elements that you would expect and maybe a few surprises.
Discover the beauty and amazing options available to you if you want a garden of this type.
We put together this podcast specifically for helping anyone interested in having their own Japanese garden and you will find quite a few to listen to on all aspects of Japanese gardens.
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November 19, 2015
This episode of the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese Podcast' is about 2 subjects:
1) Ornaments and their meaning in a Japanese gardens
2) The use of BONSAI - miniature trees - in some Japanese gardens
Both are hugely popular features within a Japanese garden or a Japanese style garden and this short audio podcast will guide you through everything that is useful to know.
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January 6, 2016
This episode of the 'Turn Your Garden Japanese ' Podcast is all about PRUNING.
Japanese gardens are precision creations and as a result pruning to a good level is essential to maintain there 'look' and 'scale' within the garden environment.
Japanese Mapkles /Acers are very popular and this short podcast concentrates a lot of time on Maple care and pruning. What to do and what NOT to do.
You will find it very helpful,