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The Bonsai Handbook (IMM Lifestyle Books) The Science and Art of Bonsai from Anatomy to Aesthetics, and How to Grow Your Own, including Pinching, Pruning, Wiring, Holiday Care, and a Photo Gallery

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Details: Review "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."--Washington Post Book World Product Description Written by a master of the art, this is the go-to reference for starting your own bonsai collection!Authoritative and practical guide to bonsai cultivation for both indoor and outdoor varietiesThe science and art of bonsai, from anatomy to aestheticsExplanation of styles, both classical and non-classicalGrow your own bonsai, learning how both by propagation and by trimming down larger plantsKeep your bonsai healthy and in shape, indoors or out, including tips for care when going on vacationThe skills and tools you need for pinching, pruning, and wiringPhoto gallery of the top 24 plants suitable for bonsai treatmentThe exquisite art of bonsai is beautifully explained in this authoritative, practical handbook, which takes you from your first foray into the world of miniature trees to a level of considerable expertise.The Bonsai Handbook is packed with in-depth information and illustrations detailing every facet of this classic hobby, from aesthetics and anatomy to cultivation, propagation, and pruning, covering both indoor and outdoor varieties. All the tools and the skills needed are described, and a beautiful photographic compendium displays the top 24 species, both outdoor and indoor. This book is a guide both for newcomers to the art as well as for bonsai gardeners or home decorators with some knowledge of the subject.The handbook describes, in clear, helpful text along with step-by-step illustrations and finely detailed photographs, the anatomy and the art of this classic hobby. It describes the rules—and also describes how those rules can be broken. It will enable a beginner to start your own bonsai collection—whether of home-grown or bought trees—and to keep your bonsai healthy and in good shape. It will also answer questions for bonsai enthusiasts who already have some experience with the art.Written by David Prescott, award-winning bonsai practitioner and an enthusiastic and much-admired teacher of the art, this informative how-to book is the perfect reference for bonsai owners at any level of expertise. Consultant editor Colin Lewis is an experienced teacher, judge, author, and winner of many international awards for bonsai and the photography of bonsai."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."—Washington Post Book World From the Back Cover '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.'—Washington Post Book WorldFrom anatomy to aesthetics: the science and art of bonsaiExplanation of classical and non-classical stylesHow to grow your own bonsai, by propagation and from larger plantsKeeping your bonsai alive, healthy, and in shape, both indoors or outPinching, pruning, and wiring—the skills and the tools you needTips for holiday carePhotographic gallery of the top 20 plants suitable for bonsai treatmentDavid Prescott, award-winning bonsai practitioner, is an enthusiastic and much-admired teacher of the art. Consultant editor Colin Lewis is an experienced teacher, judge, author, and winner of many international awards for bonsai and the ph

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The Bonsai Handbook (IMM Lifestyle Books) The Science and Art of Bonsai from Anatomy to Aesthetics, and How to Grow Your Own, including Pinching, Pruning, Wiring, Holiday Care, and a Photo Gallery

R 902