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Bonsai: Nature in Miniature

4889960600


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Essential Bonsai: The Complete Handbook for Creating and Growing Your Own Bonsai
Ken Norman
0760741808
April 2003
Hardcover
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The Mini Bonsai Kit
Robert W. King
0762409746
March 2001
Other Format
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The Art of Bonsai: Creation, Care and Enjoyment

0804820910


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About the Author
Yuji Yoshimura brings to the subject a long ancestral tradition, intensive training in modern horticulrual techniques, and wide experience in teaching bonsai on an international scale. His nursery, the Kofu-en, in the outskirts of Tokyo, is a mecca for admirers of bonsai all over the world. He is also the co-author of The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation, published by Tuttle. Giovanna M. Halford of England is one of Mr. Yoshimura’s star pupils. While in Japan, she studied at the Kofu-en for two years, completing the most advanced course, and thus brings to the writing of this book the ability to anticipate the Western reader’s questions and problems. She coauthored with her husband the Kabuki Handbook, also published by Tuttle.



Bonsai Basics: A Step-By-Step Guide To Growing, Training & General Care
Christian Pessey
0806903279
March 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
This simple guide for first-time bonsai growers, with easy instructions and more than 200 full-color photos and drawings, covers selecting a hardy specimen; the essentials of pruning, wiring, and aging; and keeping your bonsai healthy. Learn the many styles of bonsai shaping, important tree forms, forest groupings, and more.


Bonsai
Brenda Jackson
0895776472
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Here's a handy bonsai book which provides a fine visual explanation of the art of bonsai; from growing bonsai from seed to the challenges of proper styling. The A-Z species guide is accompanied by excellent-quality visual details and includes plenty of cultivation guidelines.

Book Description
The best bonsai book on the market! A complete guide to the art of bonsai, from design and choosing the tree, to pruning, wiring and propagating. It offers precise step-by-step instructions on how to work with each of the 15 classic bonsai styles.


Bonsai (101 Essential Tips Series)
Harry Tomlinson
0789496879
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Breaks down key information on cultivating bonsai into 101 easy-to-grasp tips and gives quick answers to all your questions. Harry Tomlinson is one of Europe's leading bonsai artists and instructors. He has exhibited and judged bonsai all over the world. He is also the author of several books including DK's The Complete Book of Bonsai.


Art of the Bonsai Potato: Zen-Without the Wait!
Jeffrey E. Fitzsimmons
0762416718
September 2003
Other Format
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Book Description
Instant Karma! Our original Bonsai Mini Kit has sold 600,000 copies. This tongue-in-cheek kit pokes fun at western culture's twin desires for inner harmony and instant gratification. A Bonsai Potato grows in about a month. Miniature pruning shears and scissors are included to help your Bonsai Potato fulfill its true inner vision.


Creating Bonsai Landscapes
Su Chin Ee
1580174841
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Western home and garden design has been increasingly influenced in recent years by ancient Eastern traditions. Feng shui masters are now routinely consulted by architects and interior designers, and bonsai gardening continues to fascinate and inspire. In CREATING BONSAI LANDSCAPES, the spirit of the East is recreated in 25 stunning miniature landscapes that not only are a delight to look at but also lend a harmonizing and soothing force to any environment. Su Chin Ee works with a Chinese form of bonsai art known as penjing - which literally translates as "landscape in a pot or dish" - to create her designs. The art of bonsai was developed as a means to please the ancestors so that they would bestow blessings and wealth for generations to come. Su explains how each bonsai landscape in the book conveys different...


Bonsai Survival Manual
Colin Lewis
0882668536
Jan 1996
Paperback
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From Booklist
Survival is the key word here, for these delicate plants are difficult to care for. Lewis, founder of Bonsai magazine, has written a guide to buying and maintaining a bonsai. There are instructions on shaping, pruning, repotting, and pests and diseases. Lewis lists 50 popular species, with specific information on growing each tree--maple, bamboo, hornbeam, hackberry, quince, cypress, cotoneaster, cedar, beech, ficus, juniper, myrtle, pine, etc. Four-color photographs throughout, primarily for beginners. George Cohen

Book Description
From advice on evaluating and selecting plants, to assessing plant health, and troubleshooting, this comprehensive guide is any readers step-by-step entry into this ancient and beautiful living art. Covers over 50 varieties of...


The Complete Book of Bonsai: A Practical Guide to Its Art & Cultivation
Harry Tomlinson
1558591184
January 1991
Hardcover
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Indoor Bonsai for Beginners: Selection, Care, Training
Werner M. Busch
1844033503
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Creating beautiful, healthy bonsai is a wonderful skill that anyone can learn, with a little time, patience, and this all-inclusive manual. With color photos and drawings to illustrate the points, it introduces all the cultivation techniques; offers expert advice on location, soil types, watering, and pest control; and provides intricate instruction on training the bonsai--including pruning, wiring and stretching it. An A-to-Z guide of all the popular species showcases varieties that range from a flowering Camellia Japonica, with its beautiful smooth stem, to an easy-to-care for Olive tree. Each entry gives some background on the plant, and includes suggestions for acquiring the bonsai and directions on how to position it in the room for best results.


The Secret Techniques of Bonsai : A Guide to Starting, Raising, and Shaping Bonsai
Masakuni Kawasumi II and Masakuni Kawasumi III
4770029438
March 17, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
In The Secret Techniques of Bonsai, the author of the groundbreaking Bonsai with American Trees teams up with his son to offer not only the basics of creating perfect bonsai, but also secret techniques they've developed over years of careful work and observation. For example, readers will learn such tricks as: - Making a cutting for a new bonsai in winter, while the plant still stores its winter nutrients, then wrapping and freezing the cutting until sprint, at which time it can be planted and will thrive; - Trimming branches in such as way as to eliminate swelling and scars; - The proper use of tools to perfect bonsai work; - And much, much more. The Kawasumis provide detailed, easy-to-follow information about growing bonsai from seedlings or beginner plants; expert advice on shaping, pruning, training, grafting...


Bonsai
Werner M. Busch
1585744417
Jan 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Busch reveals the mysteries of creating the dramatic, often startling miniature plants that typify the art of Bonsai. He highlights more than 30 native species of deciduous trees, shrubs, and conifers and explains the necessary elements of growing and shaping them. He offers detailed pointers on Bonsai's aesthetic requirements, and numerous color photographs illustrate this art form that originated in China and evolved more fully in Japan. Written for newcomers, Busch's manual yet provides helpful counsel to experienced gardeners, too. Alice Joyce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Review
"Armed with this book, anyone can have a go at growing bonsai."--Organic Gardening


The Mini Merry Berry Bonsai Kit
Running Press
0762427086
September 2005
Other Format
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Classic Bonsai of Japan
Nippon Bonsai Association, John Bester (Translator)
4770029926
March 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"It is not only the length of its lifespan that distinguishes the immobile tree from birds that fly, fish that swim, and men and beasts that walk over the earth; it is also the only living thing that creates, within itself, annual rings spelling out the history of its life." Bonsai, dwarf trees, contain "a record of our ancestors' trials and tribulations" in "less space than a man can encompass with his arms." This (ironically) oversize book includes 200 full-color and black-and-white photographs of Japanese specimens ranging in age from a mere five to 1000 years, and from the cheerful winter jasmine, bedecked with yellow blooms, to wizened junipers with twisted limbs. Bonsai specialists Naka, Aragaki and Marushima detail history, cultivation and stylistic nuances. Presented in an oddly luxe fashion for such an...


Ortho's All about Bonsai
Penelope O'Sullivan
0897214986
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Plant gallery shows 55 species of trees, shrubs, and woody plants adapted to bonsai culture.

Ideas to display and design bonsai to fit existing home decor and gardens.

Details several bonsai styles as well as techniques for dwarfing and training to bonsai form.

Dozens of tips for seasonal care, including how to maintain, water, fertilize, prune, and shape.



Indoor Bonsai: How to Succeed with Bonsai Grown inside Your Home
Sigmund Dreilinger (Editor)
1889538523
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
If your living room, bedroom, or kitchen is your garden, this beautifully photographed guide--written by North America's foremost bonsai pioneers--will keep your miniature trees thriving. An illustrated guide to styles displays a wide range of possibilities, from slanting trees with gnarled trunks to a tiny "forest." See how to control airflow and humidity in the home and construct a sheltered growing chamber. Find out one expert's tips for success, advice on artificial light, and suggestions on fertilizers and water. Grow from seeds and cuttings, combat pests and problems, master wiring techniques, and look at bonsai types from tropical blooming and fruiting to Texas ebony and succulents. Plus 100 plants that work well inside and a guide to ceramic containers to show them off.


The Art of the Bonsai Potato
Jeffrey E. Fitzsimmons
0762418176
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Our Bonsai Potato takes 4 to 6 weeks to grow, versus a lifetime for a traditional bonsai tree-and the potato does all the work, since it requires no sun, water, or fertilizer. Since 2001, our Miniature Editions(tm) Bonsai Mini Kit(tm) has sold more than 800,000 copies, and the Bonsai Potato is a proven seller in gift shops around the country. This tongue-in-cheek book-plus is a humorous poke at Western culture's desire for inner peace and tranquility coupled with our desire for instant gratification and chronic lack of time. Now, at least a semblance of inner harmony can be achieved in a fraction of the time it takes to nurture a real bonsai. Potato not included.


The Bonsai Specialist
David Squire
1843306751
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With topics ranging from watering and feeding to spirit and aesthetics, this is an all-in-one guide to the art of the bonsai. It features advice on looking for and raising trees; handling pests and diseases; using composts; potting; choosing containers; pruning the plants; and displaying them. A convenient A-Z guide covers virtually every species of indoor and outdoor tree.


Bonsai
Sunset (Editor)
0376030461
January 2003
Paperback
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Totally Bonsai: A Guide to Growing, Shaping, and Caring for Miniature Trees and Shrubs
Craig Coussins
0804834202
November 2001
Hardcover
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Bonsai Techniques One
John Yoshio Naka
0930422317
June 1984
Paperback
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Bonsai Techniques II
John Yoshio Naka
0930422333
December 1998
Paperback
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