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Print Length: 82 pages
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Publisher: Bonsai Empire; 1st edition (August 21, 2014)
Publication Date: August 21, 2014
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I simply love this book. The images are of great quality. The information is very useful. Many members of my bonsai society have recommended and referenced from this book.Inspirational and informative!
Bonsai: A beginner’s guide is a great book, not only for beginners but for all bonsai enthusiasts. It is very easy to read and contains great information, not only about basic care and training techniques; the book also contains great information on the history and inspiration of bonsai. For $3.99 its a bargain that all who are interested in bonsai should have in their book collection!
I ordered this Kindle eBook, Bonsai: A beginner’s guide is a good book for me to beginning to learn something about the art form of Bonsai. If you ever considered this most rewarding pastime, you would surely get something from this book. I am not yet a bonsai enthusiast, but I am leaning hard into it at this time and this book is quite easy to read and get interested in, without feeling like you are just trending into another pastime. I have found it contains a lot of pertinent information about basic care and information to develop good technique. This book also contains information on history going back to the source in China and traces the interest to Korea and Japan. For $3.99 its a bargain that all who are interested in bonsai should have in their book collection!
Loved the photos and the author succeeds in writing an understandable guide on keeping Bonsai trees. I skipped the intro on what bonsai is, as I got a Bonsai as a gift and needed to read about watering my tree. I found my tree species (a Fig) in the care guide section, so now I know exactly how to take care of my Bonsai. I just need to start getting more trees now!
Although this book is written by Bonsai Empire, an online retailer of Bonsai trees and supplies, it is quite good. The author makes no attempt to hide the self-interest of Bonsai Empire, but the information is solid nonetheless. Like most books I've seen so far, it has — in my opinion — too many photos of older trees that are highly styled, often in elaborate growth patterns I am unlikely to achieve, given I am 60 yo now. I would prefer more photos of trees in more attainable forms, especially since this is — as the title proclaims — a beginner's guide. Still, do not pass this up. It explains more than many short "beginner's guides" I have encountered online.
While you can find a lot of the info on line that's presented in here, it's nice to have it all in one place. It's writing well for a beginner.It's a good spot to start if you are just entering the bonsai world.
If you've given some thought to trying your hand in this fascinating hobby, this book will get you started in the correct direction. Although I have a few hard cover books on the subject, I purchased this to have handy on my Fire Tablet. Basics are covered, and that's what you'll need. For the low price and subject covered, you won't be sorry with this one.
A compilation of information found easily on Google culminating in a pamphlet that took me around 15 minutes to read through. Would not purchase again, and also will probably not even reference it while growing as there are better and easier to use resources online.