The Living Art of Bonsai: Principles & Techniques of Cultivation & Propagation

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Gardening - 288 pages
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"With 288 color pages, Liang's is one of the best [books on the subject]. Her book includes a breath-taking 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."--Booklist

Cultivating bonsai is a fine art, and this extravagantly produced volume, filled with hundreds upon hundreds of lavish full-color photographs, showcases the very best and most beautiful specimens. Many of the trees have won international awards, were gifts bestowed by heads of state, and have been featured in TV documentaries. Some have even been the subjects of a commemorative stamp series. Professor Amy Liang, a world-famous leader in the field, surveys the history of bonsai in its many schools and styles, and offers practical techniques and highly detailed instructions for those who want to shape and nurture their own trees. The remarkable images display dazzling miniature evergreens, flowering and fruited trees, and their foliage.
  

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User Review  - bunabayashi - LibraryThing

In addition to fine and detailed chapters on the horticultural aspects of good bonsai, there are many superb photographs and drawings of very high quality Taiwanese bonsai. The chapters devoted to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dennis Nolan - Goodreads

I purchased a hard copy of The Living Art of Bonsai in 2005 when it was first published. After 8 years, it is still one of my favorites. I believe the benefits of this book are the photographs of high ... Read full review

Contents

Preface by the President of Seattle Pacific University
8
Chinese Publishers Preface
9
Authors Preface
10
Bonsai Appreciation
13
Bonsai Potted Landscapes and Life
89
History of Bonsai
97
Chinese Rock Planting
109
The Classifications of Bonsai
123
How to Choose Tree Materials
197
Propagation of Bonsai Stock
203
Bonsai Creation
217
Training and Dwarfing of Bonsai
222
Transplanting and Repotting Techniques
239
The Creation of Jinns and Sharies
249
Choosing the
257
Miniature Bonsai
260

Basic Styles of Bonsai
131
Croup Planting
154
Plant Physiology
169
Guidelines for Bonsai Cultivation
177
Preparation for Bonsai Display
271
A Guide to Bonsai Appreciation
279
Index
287
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