The Bonsai Workshop

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1996 - Gardening - 208 pages
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"For the beginning to intermediate bonsai enthusiast, outlining in straightforward fashion the essentials of the care, creation, and display of these lovely miniature trees...this book should be the only one you need."-- "Booklist

. 208 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.

 

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Contents

PREFACE
7
BONSAI DEFINED
8
The Art of Bonsai
9
The Horticulture of Bonsai
10
The Bonsai Growers Commitment
12
THE HISTORY OF BONSAI
18
STYLES
26
Rules Where They Come From
27
The Lingnan PinchandGlow Technique
107
PLANT MATERIAL
112
Bonsai from Native Plants
113
Bonsai Material from the Landscape
114
Suggested Bonsai Material
115
CREATING A BONSAI
124
Personal Goals
125
Growing Bonsai from Seed
126

Single Planting Styles
28
Multiple Plantings
56
Landscapes
60
Microenvironments
67
PRUNING
68
Principles of Growth
69
Purpose of Pruning
71
Tools and Their Use
72
Care of Tools
75
Pruning Techniques
76
Making Jin Shari and Sabamiki
77
Shaping a Tree
84
Shaping a Branch
85
How to LeafTrim
86
POTTING
88
What Is a Pot?
89
The Potting Process
90
Bonsai Soil
91
BONSAI TRAINING
96
How to Wire Your Bonsai
97
Other Training Hints
106
Bonsai by Division
130
Bonsai by Earth Layering
132
Bonsai by Grafting
133
Bonsai from the Garden
159
Bonsai from Collected Material
166
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
178
Annual Early Spring Care for Deciduous Bonsai
179
Maintaining a Blooming Bonsai
186
Watering Bonsai
188
Insect Control
189
Disease of Bonsai
190
Winter Care
191
BONSAI DISPLAY
194
Display in the Garden
195
Bonsai Display in the Home
196
Bonsai Display at a Show
197
BONSAI GLOSSARY
198
SUGGESTED READING LIST
202
INDEX
203
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