Video “Japanese garden or power of nature”

        The Japanese garden, whether made ​​in Japan or elsewhere, is a metaphor of our relationship with nature.
The creative possibilities extend to infinity, but all require us to cultivate our thoughts away from the materialistic world, to understand more deeply that we are inseparable from nature.
It is essential to our lives, improving our health and participating in the raising of our consciousness. It becomes a wonderful support in the context of art therapy and specifically hortitherapy (and in this case in ©niwakitherapy). It is urgent that we take care …!

Here is the video link.

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Japanese gardens – Ilex crenata niwaki – Decline

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        Many people contact me or my students tell, “I do not understand, I have installed a beautiful crenate holly niwaki (Ilex crenata) in my garden, it had bright green and glossy leaves, I take care of it and it starts to die anyway. I have a “cloud” that … “

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Japanese gardens – Tasks on camellia leaves – Illness or Deficiency ?

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        It is not uncommon to see some pale green tasks appear, then yellow and brown on the beautiful bright green leaves of our camellias. What’s going on? Are we facing a disease, deficiency, …

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Internship of creation of small Japanese garden – Tsuboniwa

      By this weekend, the school “Niwaki Inspiration ZEN”, in the Garden “Shizen no sei tei-en”, has hosted its first student, arrived from Switzerland, passionate for Japanese gardens and teacher of visual arts, to create a genuine tsuboniwa, like the famous Japanese gardeners … the essence of nature in a smaller space …

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Japanese garden Meditation Zen garden Tsuboniwa

Building with a lot of method and structure on ancient rules, including the teachings of Sakutei-ki, the principles of energy of Fusui, concepts specific to the Japanese aesthetic landscape, Catherine has achieved a form of perfection, without its destructive side (instead of enjoying the beauty of the whole and the magic that it creates, it is likely that the “pros” of ideograms are going to notice only that the basin is positioned upside down … Oops, it’s true there is nothing worse in life!), with extraordinary fluidity, that she doubted to reach.

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I want to share with you the intense pleasure that I have felt to provide this training to create a small Japanese garden, the tsuboniwa. Here is a moment of pure beauty in pictures …


And to all those who wish to join us, I tell “See you next year” …