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With this abundance of superb color photographs (many full-page) and stimulating information about cultivation, anyone can enjoy the beauty and harmony of bonsai. Here are the simple keys to bonsai success, with advice on achieving their exceptional shapes and mastering time-tested techniques of “taming” the tree. Explore its forms, the structure and shape of its trunk, and the architecture of its branches, surface roots, and crown of leaves. Follow the trees changes during the course of the seasons, from the sap rising and buds sprouting in spring to the rapturous golden-reds of autumn. Choose a favorite style and species from the directory of broad leafs (such as the fire-red fruited quince), evergreens (noble yew, romantic juniper), tropicals (intoxicating orange jasmine), and kusa-mono, or miniaturized grasses.
Choose your favourite style and species of tree and follow this guide to the maintenance, shaping and watering of your own beautiful bonsai.
The harmony that flows from bonsai, the balance of their proportions, and their small size are among their biggest charms. Look up the details about the many varieties available, then sculpt and care for your own. In time they will take on the appearance of their larger counterparts planted in the ground. Whatever their size and shape, bonsai will provide you with constant pleasure as you admire and care for them.
Inspired by nature, and guided by man, bonsais personify the perfect tree. With an abundance of superb color photographs (many full-page) and information about cultivation, you can enjoy the bonsai's beauty and harmony: the structure and shape of its trunk, architecture of its branches, surface roots, crown of leaves, and seasonal changes. Choose your favorite style and species from the directory of broad leafs (such as the fire-red fruited quince), evergreens, tropicals (intoxicating jasmine), and kusa-mono (miniaturized grasses). Plus: simple keys to bonsai success!
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