In this book, Oh Kyungah, a famous garden designer, guides readers through theories and design know-how necessary to create a garden.
- Book Intro
People often ask, "Why do I keep killing my plants?" Horticultural know-how is much more than just liking plants. A plant will not grow healthily when you give it water and give it some attention. Horticulture is a scientific study. You will never find the answer until you scientifically understand the structures of plants and the ways in which plants live. For this reason, Oh Kyungah has compiled various practical horticultural tips in this book. The book summarizes the important aspects of horticulture that must be considered and understood, such as the history and meaning of gardening; why the names of plants are important; why understanding the native habitats of plants is fundamental; and soil, the basis of the gardening.
"This book systematically organizes the history and meaning of gardening, a fundamental understanding of plants, and techniques for gardening and garden management into 7 major themes and 22 minor themes in a way that's easy to understand. It's particularly thoughtful in that it includes illustrations of key points and more than 180 photos so that readers can approach gardening without any trouble. It's a great book that adds a lot of meaning to gardening." - Kim Yong-sik, a professor of the Department of Landscape Architecture of Yeungnam University and the president of Korean Association of Botanical Garden and Arboreta
“Although many books on horticulture and landscaping are available on the market, the reality is that they're difficult and not accessible to laymen. This book is an easy, practical gardening guide for ordinary beginners who are interested in gardening. I applaud [Oh Kyungah] for publishing a practical and useful tutorial for readers interested in gardening." - Lee Yeong-ja, the director of Garden of Morning Calm
- About the Author
Oh Kyungah is a former television writer who has been delivering intimate stories of garden designing and gardening. She studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Essex for 7 years, beginning in 2005. As she realized that a good understanding of plant life should come first for garden designs, Oh spent a year working as an intern gardener at Kew Garden, the Royal Botanical Garden of Great Britain. After returning to Korea after a long period of studying abroad, Oh Kyungah established OhGardens, a garden designing company, and has been working as a garden designer in Korea ever since. Books written by Oh Kyungah include Discovery of the Garden, Discovery of Garden Design, Discovery of Countryside, A Walk in Britain Gardens and Meeting Mom in an Unfamiliar Garden.
Kim Yonsik, a professor of Landscape Architecture in Yeungnam University, and the president of Korean Arboretum and Botanical Garden Association
Sung Kyungsub, a host of Sung Kyungsub Meets People on MBC radio
Yang Heeun, a singer
Lee Yeongja, the director of the Garden of Morning Calm