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The Bonsai Handbook
     

The Bonsai Handbook

by David Prescott, Colin Lewis (Editor)
 

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Two award-winning bonsai experts have put together a bonsai guide so essential, modern, practical, and beautiful it will make you want to rush out and plant a seedling or dig up a mature specimen to shape and train. A combination of skillfully drawn artwork and breathtaking color photographs accompany passionately written descriptions that highlight every facet of

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Two award-winning bonsai experts have put together a bonsai guide so essential, modern, practical, and beautiful it will make you want to rush out and plant a seedling or dig up a mature specimen to shape and train. A combination of skillfully drawn artwork and breathtaking color photographs accompany passionately written descriptions that highlight every facet of bonsai practice:

* From anatomy to aesthetics: the science and art of bonsai

* Explanation of classical and non-classical styles

* How to grow your own bonsai, by propagation and from larger plants

* Keeping your bonsai alive, healthy, pest-free, and in shape—indoors or out

* Pinching, pruning and wiring: the skills and the tools you need

* Photographic gallery of the top 24 plants suitable for treatment

You will see lush bonsai in flower, bearing small fruit, flaunting the full glory of their autumn foliage, or even displayed in a simple and natural group style: sure to interest and capture your imagination. 8 1/2 X 11. All in Color

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Washington Post Book World

Bonsai books abound, but [this] may convince me to try again. It combines aesthetic appreciation with lucid practical advice, along with helpful drawings. Prescott deals with almost every facet of the art-from the proper tools, to watering, feeding, root pruning, soil types, pots and branch wiring-in a way that is truly encouraging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859747094
Publisher:
New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.44(w) x 6.42(h) x 0.57(d)

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Author David Prescott is an award-winning bonsai practitioner and a much-admired and enthusiastic teacher of the art.

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