Successful Bonsai: Raising Exotic Miniature Trees

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Firefly Books, 2006 - Gardening - 158 pages
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An essential reference for growing indoor and outdoor bonsai.

The popularity of raising exotic miniature trees continues to grow, with bonsai gardeners cultivating tropical and subtropical species. Successful Bonsai is an essential reference, providing a wide range of bonsai styles and shapes, along with step-by-step instructions and illustrations that expertly guide the gardener through the many pruning and wiring techniques.

This easy-to-use book explains how to grow bonsai both indoors and outdoors; features an illustrated A-Z list of bonsai species with detailed descriptions of 80 plants, including 15 classic species; and recommends a proven pruning regimen. It includes information on:

  • Choosing appropriate training styles
  • Cultivating and propagating
  • Dealing with diseases and pests
  • Shaping an established plant
  • Sowing seedlings
  • Building a collection.

Successful Bonsai is not only an informative and practical guide, but also a superb source of inspiration. It will instill confidence in the beginner and spark the imagination of the experienced bonsai artist.

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About the author (2006)

David Squire is a horticulturist, gardening writer and editor, and the author of more than 70 gardening books, including The Bonsai Specialist and The Scented Garden. He lives in England.

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