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The Complete Book Of Bonsai

This guide, which is part of a series, gives practical information on bonsai propagation, maintenance, planting styles, growing techniques, tools and equipment, shaping and trimming, and pests and diseases. The history and tradition of the bonsai are explained and the book includes a photographic record of over 100 species. The author is a bonsai nurseryman and his nursery, Greenwood Gardens, holds a large stock.

Series: Complete Book

Hardcover: 224 pages

Publisher: DK (September 13, 1990)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0863184847

ISBN-13: 978-0863184840

Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.9 x 0.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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If you are just getting started in Bonsai and could only buy one book this book will give you everything you need to know for a long time.This book has a nice section on the art of bonsai; it has beautiful pictures and good information, including pictures of bonsais in every season. The next section is on creating a bonsai. This includes style and containers; it shows in detail how to prepare a pot before planting. It has pictures and descriptions of all the tools that are used in bonsai, plus it has pictures and descriptions on how to use each tool. Excellent for beginners.This book gives many methods of creating a bonsai. It shows before and after pictures and many pictures of the author actually doing it. Along with each picture there is good descriptions of what he is doing. This first section of the book is very good for anyone getting started.The next section is a species guide to over 60 species. There are one to two pages on each tree. It has at least one picture for each species, plus an up close picture of the leaf. There is a description, cultivation information and additional points of interest for each species. This section has beautiful pictures and valuable information for both indoors and out door bonsais. I think this section is good for everyone. It is good to know what a bonsai requires before you get it.At the end of this book there is a list of over 300 trees and shrubs suitable for cultivation as bonsai. There is a description and cultivation information for each entry.This book is excellent, the text, the photographs and the captions combine make this a very easy to understand guidebook and a good reference book. I recommend this book very highly.

Simply INCREDIBLE, the bonsais mentioned in this book are out of this world and a feast for the eyes.

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