The Art of Natural Bonsai: Replicating Nature's Beauty

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Gardening - 288 pages
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There's no other bonsai book like it: this magnificent guide was 30 years in the making and features beautiful natural specimens photographed over long periods of time. Dave Joyce has devoted his life to growing, researching, and photographing natural bonsai, and his wisdom and artistry are showcased in this full-color volume packed with advice and breathtaking images of trees maturing. Illustrated case histories offer details on the preferences and requirements of various species. Every task and technique is explained, from choosing a container and watering to wiring and pruning. Helpful tips explain using garden-center stock, starting trees from seed, collecting from the wild, or taking cuttings.

 

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Contents

Preface
3
General Cultivation Care
16
Chamaecyparis
102
Pinethe Ancient King
108
MapleSpectacular Autumn
122
Juniper Yev
142
LarchGraceful Deciduous
154
Some Common Deciduous
164
Hopeless Cases
186
Grouping Bonsai
196
The Challenge of Deadwood
222
Bonsai Garden Ideas
234
Cultivation Care Winter Protection
244
Appendix 2
268
Table of Soil Mixes
286
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by David Joyce and illustrated by Laura Stoddart

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