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    From BBC radio 4 Book of the weekCollingwood Ingram known as 'Cherry' after his defining life's work was born in 1880 and lived to a hundred years old witnessing a fraught century of conflict and changeIngram's interest was

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    35 stars rounded up Collingwood “Cherry” Ingram was an Englishman who developed a passion indeed an obsession with the various

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    How did growing than one variety of flowering cherry tree become a treasonable offense?From The Spectator's review Between 1639 and 1853 seeds and scions of flowering cherry trees travelled across Japan to Edo present day Tokyo Each came from the most beautiful specimens of varieties of tree from the different principalities of Japan From mountainous regions came the light pink yama zakura; from the chilly climates of Hokkaido and norther

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    20 MAR 2019 a lunchtime listen to recommendation through Laura Many thanks Listen here APR 2019 finished my listening today over lunch hour Very enjoyable

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    I sure enjoyed the first half of this immensely but then it got into the war which was too sad and depressing I learned some things I had never heard before and had to uit reading it for a bit I got back into the book when she went back to telling about cherry trees and three of the oldest one of which is 1500 years old It is alm

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    Sakura as the decorative flowering cherry trees are called in Japan are widely distributed across the world This is the charming tale of one man's captivation of the glorious cherry tree and how he became one of the world's foremost experts on the breed Namely Collingwood Ingram a British gentleman who experienced an unconventional youth and

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    I found this book very engaging and informative I think it did a great job of introducing many of the cherry varieties and Mr Ingrams passion

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    As an avid gardener ok obsessive who had to seek out flowering cherry trees within a hundred mile radius I loved this book But this book is far than gardening it’s Japanese history and sadly my beloved cherry trees are forever linked to the fleeting lives of youth in war Such a contrast from beauty to death

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    An absolutely brilliant fascinating book

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    BOTWhttpswwwbbccoukprogrammesm000Description Collingwood Ingram known as 'Cherry' after his defining life's work was born in 1880 and lived to a hundred years old witnessing a fraught century of conflict and changeIngram's interest was piued by visits to Japan in 1902 and 1907 and further when he moved to The Grange in Ben

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The remarkable 1200 year history of the Japanese cherry blossom tree and how it was saved from extinction by an English gardenerCollingwood Cherry Ingram first fell in love with the sakura or cherry tree when he visited Japan on his honeymoon in 1907 So taken with the plant he brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England where he crea. How did growing than one variety of flowering cherry tree become a treasonable offenseFrom The Spectator s review Between 1639 and 1853 seeds and scions of flowering cherry trees travelled across Japan to Edo present day Tokyo Each came from the most beautiful specimens of varieties of tree from the different principalities of Japan From mountainous regions came the light pink yama zakura from the chilly climates of Hokkaido and northern Honshu came the crimson Ohyama zakura Mame zakura with their neat skirt like white petals came from Mount Fuji and the rainy Izu islands produced Oshima cherries with large white flowersIn the 1920s 30s cherry trees killed by the Great Kanto Earthuake and pollution were replaced with just a single variety the fast growing somei yoshino partly due to this species hardiness and partly as a method of propaganda In the lead up to and during the second world war emphasis was placed on the short flowering life of the increasingly abundant somei yoshino so that the cherry blossom once the mark of a peaceful diverse people became a symbol of a conforming unified population willing to die for the emperor While many cherry species began to die out in Japan individualism and free speech were suppressed and restricted too This sounds like a must read I was still waiting for my copy of Cherry Ingram when I came across another Japanese botanicalagricultural story this one about how under Japanese occupation Korea went from multiple varieties of rice to just a few high output white varieties Japanese varieties went from making up 2 to 3 percent of Korea s rice to 90 percent Korea uickly became Japan s breadbasket increasing its rice production by than 250 percent eventually supplying almost 98 percent of Japanese rice imports Off-side it was saved from extinction by an English gardenerCollingwood Cherry Ingram first fell Enséñame más in 1907 So taken with the plant he brought back hundreds of cuttings with him to England where he crea. How did growing than one variety of flowering cherry tree become a treasonable offenseFrom The Spectator s review Between 1639 and 1853 seeds and scions of flowering cherry trees travelled across Japan to Edo present day Tokyo Each came from the most beautiful specimens of varieties of tree from the different principalities of Japan From mountainous regions came the light pink yama zakura from the chilly climates of Hokkaido and northern Honshu came the crimson Ohyama zakura Mame zakura with their neat skirt like white petals came from Mount Fuji and the rainy Izu Wonder (The Books of Marvella, islands produced Oshima cherries with large white flowersIn the 1920s 30s cherry trees killed by the Great Kanto Earthuake and pollution were replaced with just a single variety the fast growing somei yoshino partly due to this species hardiness and partly as a method of propaganda In the lead up to and during the second world war emphasis was placed on the short flowering life of the Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set increasingly abundant somei yoshino so that the cherry blossom once the mark of a peaceful diverse people became a symbol of a conforming unified population willing to die for the emperor While many cherry species began to die out The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase in Japan The Tunnel individualism and free speech were suppressed and restricted too This sounds like a must read I was still waiting for my copy of Cherry Ingram when I came across another Japanese botanicalagricultural story this one about how under Japanese occupation Korea went from multiple varieties of rice to just a few high output white varieties Japanese varieties went from making up 2 to 3 percent of Korea s rice to 90 percent Korea uickly became Japan s breadbasket Secretos del Cosmos increasing The Secret Treasons its rice production by than 250 percent eventually supplying almost 98 percent of Japanese rice مريض الوهم imports

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Auckland to Washington As much a history of the cherry blossom in Japan as it is the story of one remarkable man the narrative follows the flower from its adoption as a national symbol in 794 through its use as an emblem of imperialism in the 1930s to the present day worldwide obsession with forecasting the exact moment of the trees' flowering. I found this book very engaging and informative I think it did a great job of introducing many of the cherry varieties and Mr Ingrams passion for them without being too technical or verbose I very much enjoyed learning of the many varieties of cherries as much as the history of their cultivation and their symbolic meaning for Japan and the world I appreciated the shorter bite sized chapters and the many photographs and illustrations I felt they helped me grasp the aesthetics that Ingram and others saw in specific cherries and it was enjoyable to see how my tastes compared with theirs Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set in Japan as The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase it The Tunnel is the story of one remarkable man the narrative follows the flower from Secretos del Cosmos its adoption as a national symbol The Secret Treasons in 794 through مريض الوهم its use as an emblem of The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death imperialism ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, in the 1930s to the present day worldwide obsession with forecasting the exact moment of the trees' flowering. I found this book very engaging and Doctor y campeón informative I think La corruptrice it did a great job of Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves introducing many of the cherry varieties and Mr Ingrams passion for them without being too technical or verbose I very much enjoyed learning of the many varieties of cherries as much as the history of their cultivation and their symbolic meaning for Japan and the world I appreciated the shorter bite sized chapters and the many photographs and The Purpose-Guided Universe illustrations I felt they helped me grasp the aesthetics that Ingram and others saw The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion in specific cherries and The Academy it was enjoyable to see how my tastes compared with theirs

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Ted a garden of cherry varieties In 1926 he learned that the Great White Cherry had become extinct in Japan Six years later he buried a living cutting from his own collection in a potato and repatriated it via the Trans Siberian Express In the years that followed Ingram sent than 100 varieties of cherry tree to new homes around the globe from. Sakura as the decorative flowering cherry trees are called in Japan are widely distributed across the world This is the charming tale of one man s captivation of the glorious cherry tree and how he became one of the world s foremost experts on the breed Namely Collingwood Ingram a British gentleman who experienced an unconventional youth and education He adored birds the family had albino birds that ate at the table helping themselves to morsels from every plate but was smitten by Japan in his travels in 1901 1902 Upon buying The Grange in Benenden that he was re introduced to the decorative cherry trees which became a life long obsessionThe author does an excellent job of mixing not only Ingram s history but her own while telling of Japan s social connection to the cherry trees Many a feudal lord or daimyo would replace warfare with the creation of gardens with varieties of cherry trees Hybridization as well as varieties from the different regions created flowers with five or petals of white pink purple red yellow and even a green yellow along with leaves of many colors and shapes Over 400 varieties that would be adapted to mountain beach tropical and Even a natural hybrid would be collected and transferred to the nobility s gardens It was only when Japan opened itself to the world with its drive to become a world power through the Greater East Asia Co prosperity Sphere that many of those trees disappeared from their homelandFortunately Ingram was the proverbial unstoppable force in regards to collecting grafts and scions of literally hundreds of them in the years before World War 2 and his home was awash in color and beauty It was those flourishing trees that enabled Ingram to provide cuttings to anyone who asked for them no matter where in the world they were Thousands of them The only negative I could think of was I wished for color photos of varieties Ingram himself was a talented artist and several of his drawings color and black and white litter the pages Black and white photos of people and even one of a revered 1500 year old cherry tree being supported in it s old age along with multiple distant views of a cherry forest in bloom So when you are admiring the magnificence of the springtime blossoming of the cherry trees be it in Washington DC or even in Japan itself remember that the world owes an old English gentleman a debt for all the effort he put into collecting a specific plant2019 107