Keep Your Bonsai Perfectly Shaped
Noted bonsai artist Herb Gustafson provides advice on styling your tree with confidence and creativity. All the major styles are covered as he shows how to bring out the tree's essential trunk inclinations. Each style comes with its own methods about how to train, including pruning with the pinch-and-grow technique, training with wire, and container considerations, (knowing when it's time to transplant, and then what to do). 112 pages (all in color), 6 1/4 x 10 1/4.
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THE FORMAL UPRIGHT STYLESHOKKAN
THE INFORMAL UPRIGHT STYLEMOYOGI
THE SEMICASCADE STYLEHAN KENGAI
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