By Christine Recht
Bamboos are interesting for his or her good looks, attractiveness and diversity of shape, let alone their value within the symbolism of some distance japanese poetry and artwork. backyard designers have for a very long time regarded the numerous percentages provided by means of this detailed plant. right here the reader is obtainable the entire details they should develop bamboos in backyard, on balconies and terraces, in conservatories or even in roof gardens. Fascination with bamboos has led many gardeners to shop for them yet lack of know-how in their specifications has usually introduced frustration and depression. This ebook goals to right that state of affairs and provides an immense resource of special reference and inspirational color photographs.
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The portrayal of bamboo, orchid, plum blossom and chrysanthemum (the four noble plants) and lotus and pine developed into a particular genre, held above all others, in the Yuang period of China. There were special bamboo painters who concentrated on the representation of bamboo. Three of the most famous were Zhao Mengfu, his wife Kuang, and Gao Kegong – all living around AD 1250. These artists, like many others, accompanied their ink drawings with poetic verses. The drawings, mostly in black ink, or more rarely painted with blue-green, are very spiritual, capturing the character of bamboo through concise suggestion and they have great radiance.
This, as well as being cheaper, is perfectly suited to writing and drawing with ink. Bamboo paintings, on a scroll (left) and on rice paper (right), a centuries-old tradition With the discovery of paper the art of calligraphy really took off, first in China and later also in Japan. As well as the artists there were many copiers who copied famous and beautiful works of art and this work was held to be desirable and honourable. In AD 400 calligraphy was taken from China to Japan, and many scholars and artists fled to Japan and settled there.
Leptomorph rhizome. This grows horizontally and is long and noticeably thinner than the aerial culms. The buds give rise either to a culm or to a fresh rhizome Pachymorph rhizomes This type of rhizome is most usually encountered in tropical bamboos, such as those of the genus Bambusa, although also occurring in some temperate bamboos. The rhizomes are short and thick, usually curved upwards, and solid. The internodes are very short and look compressed. From the dormant buds on the nodes of a pachymorph rhizome, only new rhizomes can develop.
Bamboos by Christine Recht