Bonsai School

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Gardening - 256 pages
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It’s big and beautiful, and the only course you need to cultivate bonsais successfully. From the author of the acclaimed Bonsai for Beginners, this comprehensive, easy-to-follow instructional guide covers the basics and way beyond. One step at a time, he helps gardeners develop the necessary skills to create and maintain a beautifully shaped miniature potted tree. Everything imaginable is here, from choosing a suitable plant to wiring, pruning, and aging techniques, and finally expert tips on care. With its impressively large format, pages brimming with photos of dozens of specimens at different stages of growth, and preferred design techniques from world-famous bonsai artists, this is without a doubt the definitive reference on the subject.

 

PRAISE FOR BONSAI FOR BEGINNERS:
"A thoroughly illustrated reference that will captivate and educate newcomers to the art...a wealth of personal insights accompanied by illustrations that are refreshing in their clarity and in the depth of the accompanying explanations."--Bonsai Online.


 

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This unique bonsai book shouldn't be the only one in your collection. This book differentiates in covering thoroughly all tangential parts of bonsai. Perhaps it could be called 'Seminars in Bonsai ... Read full review

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With color photographs on almost every page, Coussin's guide forms a lovely and thorough introduction to the ancient art of bonsai gardening. The book covers every aspect of the art, from choosing a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Getting into bonsai
12
The origins of bonsai I
18
Part 2
42
Canng for bonsai
69
Starter material for bonsai
102
Bonsai techniques
109
Part 3
125
Styling from nursery material
140
Styling a mountain juniper Jumperus sabtna
156
Design class
202
Part 4
224
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About the author (2006)

Craig Coussins started growing Bonsai in 1973. He has studied with John Yoshio Naka, the world famous Japanese-American Bonsai teacher, as well as the English Bonsai teacher Peter Adams. Craig was instrumental in the creation of the British Bonsai Societies. He has taught in California, Texas, Florida, Russia, South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy and Belgium.

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