Be inspired by Ca’n Busquera’s gorgeous garden and courtyard in Mallorca, Spain and recreate your own
The look and feel of a classic Mediterranean courtyard garden is all about orderliness in the midst of spontaneity. These courtyards are practical and low-maintenance, make use of local stone and rock in their landscaping, and adopt a ‘tough love’ approach when it comes to plants. The mood is relaxed and functional as the s
The fascinating Japanese art of bonsai calls for a love of growing tiny plants, some measure of artistic ability and patience aplenty
As far back as 1 200 years ago, the Japanese people learnt of the intriguing Chinese practice of penzai, (also known as penjing) in which, through limiting the growth of plants, they were able to imitate nature in miniature form. Japanese horticulturalists would go on to reinterpret the tradition and seamlessly thread it into their own cultural and visual ideals, eventually turning bonsai into the internationally respected art form that it is today.
The word ‘bonsai’ comprises a pair of Japanese characters that translate to ‘plant in a container’ – a tree or shrub cultivated in a pot and made to look like a dwa