Details: Product Description Written by one of Japan's foremost experts, The Ultimate Bonsai Handbook provides a complete overview of every aspect of bonsai gardening. Over 1,000 photos demonstrate each step involved in raising and caring for 70 types of bonsai, supporting the book's "learn by imitation and observation" approach. This detailed book will serve as a timeless reference to cultivating pines, maples, flowering and fruit bearing trees and many other varieties.This practical, comprehensive bonsai guide includes information about: Types of bonsai and how to choose them Basic tree shapes and how to display them Tools, soils, and containersTransplanting, root trimming, watering and fertilizing Propagation, pruning, wiring and support And much more! Review "The book is filled with photos of different types of bonsai trees with information on how to care and prune them." -- Mom Home Guide blog"Banish Bonsai fear with this guide from one of Japan's leading experts. Includes over 1,000 photos, clear instructions and tips on containers, trimming, pruning and propagation." -- Gardens Illustrated Magazine"…this book is a perfect guide for beginners. It has over 1000 photos and features 70 (!!!) different types of bonsai, and for each type it takes you through basic management tips, transplanting, pruning, arranging and wiring and sprout plucking." -- Desire to Inspire blog"…this book most certainly is as complete a guide for beginners that I've ever seen…A wealth of information, all illustrated with Tuttle's superb 'learn by observation' technique…one of those 'Must Purchase.' --Shakkei Journal About the Author Yukio Hirose fell in love with Bonsai at the Osaka World Expo in 1970 and has been devoted to growing, selling and teaching about bonsai ever since. He is the owner of Yamatoen Bonsai Garden in Kanagawa prefecture and is one of Japan's leading Shohin bonsai artists. An active instructor, Hirose offers workshops throughout Japan. He is an award-winning organizer of bonsai exhibitions and has served as the chair of the All Japan Shohin Bonsai Association.