Synopses & Reviews
Professor Amy Liang, a world-renowned bonsai artist and lecturer, offers a practical guide to the fine art of cultivating bonsai. This extravagantly produced volume, filled with hundreds upon hundreds of lavish full-color photographs, showcases the very best and most beautiful specimens from her collection. Liang surveys the history of bonsai in its many schools and styles, and offers techniques and highly detailed instructions for those who want to shape and nurture their own trees. The remarkable images display everything from dazzling miniature evergreens to flowering and fruited trees.
and#8220; . . . Liang's is one of the best [books on the subject]. Her book includes a breathtaking photo gallery of bonsai, basic styles, group planting, plant physiology, cultivation, propagation, transplanting and repotting, and training and dwarfing-in other words, everything the bonsai grower needs to know." and#8212;Booklist
Professor Amy Liang, a world-renowned bonsai artist and lecturer, offers a practical guide to the fine art of cultivating bonsai. In this extravagantly produced volume, which showcases the very best specimens from her collection, Liang surveys the history of bonsai and offers useful techniques with detailed instructions on everything from training and dwarfing a plant to preparing it for display.
This simple guide for first-time bonsai growers, with easy instructions and more than 200 full-color photos and drawings, covers selecting a hardy specimen; the essentials of pruning, wiring, and aging; and keeping your bonsai healthy. Learn the many styles of bonsai shaping, important tree forms, forest groupings, and more.
About the Author
Professor Amy Liang, who taught at Seattle Pacific University and lectured in the US, has pursued bonsai for over 20 years. She currently resides in China.