Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Cloud Pruning, Who Knew?

Yesterday's post about those ancient plantings at Powis Castle opened up a whole new world of CLOUD PRUNING. I have often been drawn to unworldly-looking images of clipped evergreens but never knew the name of the technique called cloud pruning. There are 12 beautiful examples in this article about Jake Hobson who trained in Japan. He's not just any old topiarist but an expert in niwaki, or ‘cloud pruning’, the highly esteemed art of neatly clipping trees into a series of soft cloud-like shapes. The photo above is my favorite. It's #5 in the 12-photo slideshow. Read the fabulous article here. xo


Pam said...

Amazing photos! I've never heard of cloud pruning. Fascinating!

debra @ 5th and state said...

I am a friend of Jakes and he is a big talent and his tools are the best!

on to read the article

love your blog, rarely comment

lisa said...

Just fabulous. I have never heard of cloud pruning either, until now. How wonderful, Debra, that Jake is a friend of yours.