Niwaki (tree in the garden) - the pruning style similar to bonsai, but with full sized trees in the garden rather than in a pot (bonsai means tree in a pot) ... the style pictured here on the left is becoming more popular in contemporary Japanese garden design, it's more airy and traditionally is used primarily in shade gardens ... Notice the diff. b/w the non-pruned Japanese maple on the left and the airy Niwaki on the right - same tree; the 2nd style of Niwaki is has bubbles of foliage
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Pollarded willow is sculptural and efficient, the tree that keeps on giving. By pruning back the bendy new growth every year, you force the tree to constantly renew—and provide wands for making structures around the garden. This is the traditional way of maintaining willow. Dan Pearson Chatsworth Garden. Gardenista