Synopses & Reviews
If your living room, bedroom, or kitchen is your garden, this beautifully photographed guide--written by North America's foremost bonsai pioneers--will keep your miniature trees thriving. An illustrated guide to styles displays a wide range of possibilities, from slanting trees with gnarled trunks to a tiny "forest." See how to control airflow and humidity in the home and construct a sheltered growing chamber. Find out one expert's tips for success, advice on artificial light, and suggestions on fertilizers and water. Grow from seeds and cuttings, combat pests and problems, master wiring techniques, and look at bonsai types from tropical blooming and fruiting to Texas ebony and succulents. Plus 100 plants that work well inside and a guide to ceramic containers to show them off.
Praise for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden series
"A brilliant collection of gardening books." and#8212;the New York Times Book Review
Keep your bonsai thriving.indoors! North America's foremost bonsai pioneers provide expert advice on controlling air flow and humidity, constructing a sheltered growing chamber, using artificial light, fertilizing, and watering. Grow from seeds and cuttings, combat pests and problems, and master wiring techniques. A magnificently illustrated guide to bonsai types presents a wide range of styles, from tropical blooming and fruiting to Texas Ebony and succulents. Plus: 100 plants that work well inside, and ceramic containers to show them off.
This one-stop guide provides everything bonsai aficionados need to know about buying, growing, and styling their plants with confidence, using sustainable and organic practices. Featuring fully illustrated color photos and line drawings, Growing Bonsai Indoors presents 20 common and unusual tropical and subtropical trees best suited for indoor cultivation. With illuminating articles from some of the top North American bonsai expertsand#8212;including Julian Velasco, curator of the Bonsai Collection at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Pauline Muth, president of the American Bonsai Societyand#8212;keeping bonsai alive and thriving indoors has never been easier.