If you are looking to learn all you need to know about Bonsai, how to plant a Bonsai tree, trees for Bonsai, grow and maintain trees for Bonsai, then "The Art of Japanese Bonsai Trees - How to Grow and Train Dwarf Trees like a Bonsai Master" by Bonsai master Kan Yashiroda and various contributing expert authors and newly edited with many new illustrations by Sam Gardener is the book for you.
• This revised publication was originally titled “Handbook on Dwarfed Potted Trees”
• Re-edited and formatted for the Kindle reader format
• Re-illustrated with 14 new illustrations
• Revised title and illustrated book cover
• New Bonsai resources section at the end of the book
• Editors new “Introduction Note”
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Table of Contents
Dwarfed Potted Trees or Bonsai
Outstanding Plants for Bonsai
How to Repot Bonsai
For Bonsai Beginners
The Matsudaira Collection of Miniature Bonsai
Bonsai at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bald Cypress Bonsai
Japanese Zelkova Bonsai from Seedling
Yeddo Spruce Bonsai from Cuttings
Satsuki Azaleas as Dwarfed Potted Shrubs
The Amateur Bonsai Fancier
The Care and Management of Bonsai
Containers for Bonsai
Suggested List of Plants Suitable for Bonsai
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"For The Love Of Bonsai"
Bonsai and potted dwarfed trees are wonderful. Bonsai trees have a unique look and distinctive shapes, and those that own them are quick to give them extra thoughtfulness and attention not seen with customary house plants. Commonly the Bonsai is seen as though the tree is more than just a plant.
Though the art of bonsai can be very daunting to newcomers when they first start out, it is really as simple as you make it. There are many species and varieties of trees available to grow; many new that can be learned to improve bonsai appearance and a quantity of do's and don'ts. The most important aspect as a beginner is to learn how to simply maintain the shape of your tree and keep it alive.
Watch as all your research, and hours of work result in such a wonderful tree. Many Bonsai owners form a relationship with their Bonsai trees and create a kinship that protects them from anything harmful. They become very special to us and a part of our lives. They are something that we take care of and nurture.
While spending time with Bonsai, we can become very involved in the life of a Bonsai. Giving such special treatment to it is a major reason why these trees are so easy to become close to.
But don't run before you walk. The first fundamental rules to learn when embarking on this art is that you are dealing with something living and ever-changing; the basic rules of horticulture need be learned before you can successfully maintain your tree. Learn to look after your first tree successfully and your confidence will grow enough to widen your horizons and successfully learn more advanced bonsai techniques.
There are many types of trees that are suitable for Bonsai, and it is important to know what each Bonsai type needs to stay healthy and grow to be beautiful.
Ed: Sam Gardener