The Bonsai Handbook

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New Holland, 2001 - Gardening - 160 pages
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A combination of skillfully drawn artwork and breathtaking color photographs accompany inspiring descriptions that highlight every facet of bonsai practice: its aesthetics and anatomy, explanations of the different styles, growing your own bonsai, and keeping plants healthy, pest-free, and in shape—indoors or out.

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Great intro book

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I bought this for my hubby to accompany his gift of bonsai trees for Valentines Day. He has been very happy with it. It has clear instructions on trimming soil watering etc. Read full review

Excellent bonsai book

User Review  - glennanna -

Nice descriptions great information and beautiful pictures. A great find. Read full review


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The art of bonsai

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About the author (2001)

David Prescott created his first bonsai -- a Scots pine -- from seed at the age of eight. He has since become a full-time bonsai expert, having learned from teachers such as well-known and widely published Colin Lewis, who acted on consultant on this book. David lives near Manchester, England.

Formally trained as a garden designer, Colin Lewis has been growing bonsai since 1974. He traveled to Japan in 1989 to study the ancient art. Lewis now regularly teaches on the subject and writes for magazines throughout Europe. He has exhibited trees at the Chelsea Flower Show, the National Bonsai Collection, and the Annual Bonsai and Suiseki Exhibition in Oasaka, Japan.
Neil Sutherland's photographs include still life, portraits, natural history, food, landscape, and travel over the course over more than 25 years. His work has been published in books and magazines throughout the world.

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