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Bonsai: The Complete Guide to Art and Technique
An introduction to the art and technique of growing bonsai, with colour photographs, line drawings, charts and tables.
Hardcover, 194 pages
Published January 1st 1989 by Blandford
(first published 1984)
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The Japanese seem to be fascinated with miniaturisation whether it is foot-binding, miniscule slide-in hotel rooms or ever more tiny electronics and nature hasn't escaped this national obsession either. I love the idea of taking a forest tree, not a special house-plant variety, and by restricting and directing its growth produce a fully-grown tree that would not be out of place in Lilliput and is a work of art itself. This book is a work of art too - the photographs of the little trees makes it ...more
You know, for a bonsai book, this is good. I really didn't know what I was getting into and this book was actually intimidating with all it's big words and stuff, but if you pay attention and you're sincere, it'll help. I think it's best to have the book on hand since it has a handy set of tables about the different kinds of bonsai trees and preferrable stuff to go with it and all, so I hope to soon be good at Bonsai care. :)