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Trending on Gardenista: Garden Secrets from Japan

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Trending on Gardenista: Garden Secrets from Japan

October 31, 2014

A Zen Halloween? Allow Gardenista to show you the way.  This week, as we’ve been celebrating Japanese interiors, the Gardenista team has been all about bonsai and bamboo (and pumpkins, too).

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Above: Ofuro means “soaking tub” in Japanese, or “if only we had this our lives would be perfect,” says Michelle. Take a look at 12 Serene Japanese Baths, forest views included.
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Above: Trying to master your outdoor lighting? Discover the wonders of wall lights in Hardscaping 101–they can even be used to spotlight pumpkins. Speaking of which, take a look at how Gardenista readers are celebrating Halloween this year.
  • Ready to talk to miniature trees? Meredith gets the low-down on bonsai for beginners in Ask the Expert, and Cheryl presents a DIY No-Fuss Bonsai. Had in mind something a bit bigger? See 10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan.
  • “No offense to gnomes or pagodas, but for something more profound in your garden, consider a sculpture in the style of Isamu Noguchi,” writes Cheryl. Where to find that perfect abstract statement? See this week’s 10 Easy Pieces.
  • Actor Vincent Kartheiser–Mad Men’s Pete Campbell–is known for the stylishly compact LA quarters he keeps, complete with Japanese courtyard garden. In Designer Visit: A Man Man’s $800K Hollywood Hideaway take a look at his just-sold mini compound.

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