This book is a practical manual for bonsai enthusiasts, whether beginners or those with experience of bonsai care. It covers all topics relating to bonsai, from its history through to the skills needed for the creation of individual bonsai styles. Information is given on how trees grow in nature together with detailed step-by-step instructions on all the techniques needed to care for a bonsai tree: watering, feeding and display; pruning for maintenance and reshaping; wiring to shape; re-potting; rocks, groups and landscapes; pests, diseases and hygiene.
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Knowing the Tree
Learning from Nature How Trees Grow
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Acer palmatum air layering akadama alternative angle aphids azalea bark beech bend bonsai centre bonsai compost bonsai pot Bonsai style bonsai trees branches buds cascade cause Chinese Elm chumono clay clump colour compost compost mix coniferous conifers cotoneaster create cut back damage deadwood deciduous trees develop drainage holes foliage formal upright garden centres germination grit group plantings growing growth healthy ideal informal upright Japanese Japanese Black Pine Japanese Maple Japanese White Pine juniper landscape larch leaf leaves look lower material mature trees moss natural needles number of trees peat Pine polythene pruning raft re-potting remove retaining wires rock planting root system root-on-rock root-over-rock rootball scissors secateurs seed tray seedling semi-cascade shape shoots shrubs soil species of tree spring style trees suitable taproot thick top right training pot tree needs tree's roots Trident Maple trunk twigs Type of tree unwanted windswept wood Zelkova