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Growing Bonsai: A Practical Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to a Classic Art with Essential Techniques, Step-By-Step Projects and Over 800 Photograph

Growing Bonsai: A Practical Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to a Classic Art with Essential Techniques, Step-By-Step Projects and Over 800 Photograph Cover

 

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Starting with a fascinating introduction to bonsai, the book defines and describes this ancient craft, explaining the best trees and shrubs to use as well as the importance of bonsai size, proportion and aesthetics. The art of displaying bonsai is also examined in some detail, with useful advice on pots and containers, display stands, accessories and accent planting, as well as how to display bonsai indoors and outdoors. A beautifully illustrated section on the bonsai year looks at growing seasonal bonsai, from the glory of cerise azaleas in spring to the flaming colors of autumn acers, while a photographic gallery provides stunning images of over 40 mature bonsai specimens, with statistical information on their age and the method of training. The essential techniques of this precise art form are clearly described, and there is practical guidance on tools and equipment, propagation, and soil types, as well as on basic pruning, shaping and wiring. There is also advice on advanced bonsai techniques for creating beautiful flowering and fruiting bonsai, including azaleas and rhododendrons, chrysanthemum, fuchsia, prunus and wisteria. An invaluable bonsai directory provides horticultural information on a variety of popular species for both indoors and outside, while a chapter on caring for bonsai gives advice on watering, feeding and general maintenance regimes, as well as coping with pests and diseases.

Synopsis:

The essential practical guide to a classic art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780754815723
Subtitle:
A Practical Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to a Classic Art with Essential Techniques, Step-By-Step Projects and Over 800 Photograph
Publisher:
Lorenz Books
Photographer:
Sutherland, Neil
Author:
Norman, Ken
Subject:
General
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - Bonsai
Subject:
Bonsai
Subject:
General Gardening
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.70x9.35x.93 in. 3.77 lbs.

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History and Social Science » World History » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Bonsai and Ikebana

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