Bonsai

Successful Bonsai: Raising Miniature Trees

Author: 
David Squire
Publisher: 
Firefly Books,
Publication Date: 
2006
ISBN: 
1–554–07157–7

paper, 158 p., $19.95

Gardeners who have plenty of patience and time are sure to be tempted to start a new gardening hobby after reading this practical manual by British author David Squire. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings so large and clear they seem to leap from the pages, the book guides the reader through the craft of bonsai, a traditional artistic method of training plants into miniature forms.

Subjects: 
Volume: 
8
Number: 
6

A Practical Guide to Bonsai

Publisher: 
Two Four Productions
Publication Date: 
1997

video, 60 minutes, $29.95

This wonderful video combines practical information with breathtaking views of bonsai masterpieces. Several British bonsai masters appear throughout this video, explaining their views on bonsai philosophy and demonstrating some important techniques. Everything from the basic forms of bonsai to pruning and watering are covered.

Subjects: 
Volume: 
3
Number: 
6

The Art of Bonsai Design

Author: 
Colin Lewis.
Publisher: 
Sterling
Publication Date: 
2001
ISBN: 
0-806-97137-1

paper, 160 p., $27.95

Colin Lewis has an infectious excitement for bonsai that comes across in his book The Art of Bonsai Design. The book actually reads more like a journal than a manual, and it details his vast experience over the years. Mr. Lewis believes that mistakes are part of life, and he unabashedly shares his failures as tools for learning. This is particularly admirable considering the time frame of bonsai, where mistakes cost years.

Subjects: 
Volume: 
3
Number: 
6
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