Pocket Bonsai

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New Holland Publishers, 2004 - Gardening - 192 pages
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From its origins as a Chinese art form some 2000 years ago through today, the bonsai tree remains an object of fascination that embraces both nature and art. Now, gardeners can participate in the wonderful tradition of bonsai cultivation with the help of this definitive, pocket-size yet extremely thorough guide, written by an expert. It’s all here: where and how to begin a collection, growth and feeding processes, maintenance techniques, and a listing of the required tools and equipment. Each page is packed with color photos and offers valuable information on the history, anatomy, and growing environments of these tranquil and beautiful miniature trees. Complete with a directory of suitable species, this is the perfect reference for owners and enthusiasts at any level.

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About the author (2004)

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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