Bonsai are ornate, exquisitely formed trees; they are not merely plants, but elaborate works of art. In this practical and handy-sized guide, the intricate process of bonsai is demystified and made accessible to everyone. The book is packed with projects on how to grow and care for these miniature trees. Practical advice on how to start a bonsai from seed or from cuttings is given, as well as detailed steps on how to prune and shape different tree types. Guidance is offered on how to care for your trees through the seasons, and what tools and materials to work with. There are also useful tips on what pots and containers should be used to create the best effects. With its accessible step-by-step format, this book provides all the information gardeners will need to master this intriguing, stimulating and spiritually creative art. CREATE YOUR OWN BONSAI 50 step-by-step projects shown in over 400 photographs Ken Norman CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author: Ken Norman is a past Chairman of the Federation of British Bonsai Societies (FOBBS). He has been awarded six Gold Medals at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and he won the Garden Media Guild Enthusiasts Book of the Year award in 2006.
Biblio NotesAdvice on which plants to choose and how to achieve all the classic bonsai styles Care, maintenance and seasonal tips, a guide to the specialist tools and equipment you will need, as well as inspirational ideas on how best to display your bonsai Features a wide range of styles, including formal upright, slanting, cascade, root over rock, raft, windswept, twisted trunk, flowering tree, twin trunk, jin and shari Explains basic techniques such as propagation from seed and cuttings, pruning deciduous trees and conifers, shaping by wiring, and root preparation and pruning
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