Bonsai Life HistoriesBook - 2002
Bonsai Life Histories is a detailed absorbing insight into the transformation of original plant material into exquisite bonsai trees. These 50 dramatic stories show how one bonsai expert has created "something out of nothing," recording the life histories of over 50 trees, both in photographs and descriptions that reveal the rewarding process of tending bonsai to maturity.
This instructive and useful book also includes information on:origins of bonsai getting started what makes a good/bad bonsai bonsai style styling, pruning, refinement tools, repotting, watering, feeding training techniques finding suitable plants seasonal planner guide to pruning and maintenance tasks through the year bonsai in the garden displaying bonsai exhibiting bonsai pests and diseases glossary of terms
Bonsai expert Martin Treasure reveals a wealth of technical and horticultural knowledge and demonstrates his technique in bringing out the personalities of individual trees. Even non-enthusiasts will be intrigued by the stories.