"Living with Japanese Gardens" shows how to capture and integrate an authentic Japanese aesthetic into any landscape plan. Japanese gardens affirm our connection with the natural world through the integration of the garden with the home, enriching the total living space. From the artistry with which the gardener places plants, rocks, and water with the viewer's perspective in mind, to the way in which a Japanese garden can make one feel safe and sheltered, their mystery and appeal are now wildly popular. Gong and Parramore show how anyone can create a beautiful Japanese garden, whether they have a flat suburban lot, a small balcony, a rolling hillside, or a few small pots.
Lisa Parramore lived and worked in Japan for several years in the 1990s. Lisa divides her time between writing about Japanese culture and designing Japanese-style gardens in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives in Mountain View, CA