Traditional methods for today’s gardens

As you plan your garden, you may be encouraged to know that Japanese garden techniques which have been ‘tried and true’ for thousands of years are still appropriate for today’s gardens, no matter the style.

Through his garden research, James Hanselman, principal at Hanselman Landscape, has been inspired by the beauty and practicality of Japanese garden traditions. “The Japanese have found ways to incorporate natural beauty in appropriate, sustainable, and elegant ways, even in very tiny urban spaces,” he confirms. “I have dedicated myself to learning and applying Japanese design and care techniques, regardless of the style of the garden.”

Contributed by Betty Hanselman

Gardener’s wife