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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 piued by visits to Japan in 1902 and 1907 and further when he moved to The Grange in Bene

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    35 stars rounded up Collingwood “Cherry” Ingram was an Englishman who developed a passion indeed an obsession with the various types of cherry blossom trees He originally started as an ornithologist but became disenchanted with the profession and took to horticulture big time and ended up one of the world’s foremost experts on flowering cherry blossom trees According to the book one of his main claims

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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 an

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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

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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

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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 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

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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 tre

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    An absolutely brilliant fascinating book

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E he created a garden of cherry varieties In 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 varieties of cherry tree to new homes around the globe f. 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 almost as old as a bristle cone pine I greatly admire Ingram and it was so fun reading about him I recommend this for everyone but especially those who love nature and gardens

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The remarkable 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 So taken with the plant he brought back hundreds of The Sakura PDF cuttings with him to England wher. 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 piued by visits to Japan in 1902 and 1907 and further when he moved to The Grange in Benenden Kent in 1919 and discovered two magnificent cherry trees in the neglected garden of his new family home They reminded him of his Japanese trips and he fell in love with cherry blossoms or sakura dedicating much of his life to their cultivation and preservationOn a further visit to Japan in 1926 to find new specimens and meet other experts Ingram was shocked to see the loss of local cherry diversity a conseuence of industrialisation and modernisatio

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Rom 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 through its use as an emblem of imperialism in the s to the present day worldwide obsession with forecasting the exact moment of the trees' flowering. An absolutely brilliant fascinating book