Bonsai

Bonsai

Published by DK

RRP: $25.00

Book description

Bonsai brings serenity to the home with beautiful miniature trees in idyllic container landscapes. Now DK brings this ancient practice into the 21st century, explaining how to grow and care for bonsai trees with a clear step-by-step approach. With advice on choosing trees and ideas for displaying bonsai, this book will help you create a beautiful living centerpiece for the home that could last a lifetime or more. Bonsai offers step-by-step sequences showing how to make 20 projects and how to care for more than 80 types of miniature tree.

WIP TOC:

INTRODUCTION
THE ART OF BONSAI
History of bonsai and how it developed around the world
- Asia, Japan, Korea, China, India, Australia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa
BONSAI BASICS
Traditional bonsai styles
What to look for in a bonsai tree
Bonsai pots and containers
Tools - a starter kit
Best types of soil
Bonsai projects:
creating different types of tree, pruning and wiring to shape
Basic care: daily tasks, weekly tasks, monthly tasks, long-term care; troubleshooting
Propagating Bonsai Trees:
Airlayering;
Planting cuttings
Sowing seed
BONSAI PROJECTS
Step-by-step guide to 20 bonsai styles:
1. Formal upright (Chokkan)
2. Informal upright (Moyogi)
3. Slanting (Shakan)
4. Semi-Cascade (Han-Kengai)
5. Cascade (Kengai)
6. Twin Trunk (Sokan)
7. Triple Trunk (Sambon Yose)
8. Group or Forest (Yose-Uye) - technique one
9. Group or Forest (Yose-Uye) - technique two
10. Windswept (Fukinagashii)
11. Raft (Kadabuki)
12. Root in Rock Planting (Ishizuki)
13. Root over Rock (Ishitsuki)
14. Literati (Bunjin)
15. Driftwood (Sharimiki)
16. Miniature garden (Kusamono)
17. Exposed root (Neagari)
18. Clump (Kabudachi)
19. Broom (Hokidachi)
20. Landscape Bonsai (Keshiki)
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREES
An A-Z illustrated listing of species and cultivars, describing the characteristics of the tree and any special features, with care information.
Abies
Acer
Amelanchier
Arundinaria
Berberis
Betula
Bougainvillea
Camellia
Caragana
Carmona
Carpinus
Cedrus
Celtis
Cercidiphyllum
Chaenomeles
Chamaecyparis
Cornus
Corylopsis
Cotinus
Cotoneaster
Crassula
Crataegus
Cryptomeria
Daphne
Deutzia
Elaeagnus
Escallonia
Euonymus
Fagus
Ficus
Forsythia
Fraxinus
Fuchsia
Ginkgo
Gleditsia
Hamamelis
Ilex
Jacaranda
Jasminum
Juniperus
Kadsura
Laburnum
Lagerstroemia
Larix
Lespedeza
Lonicera
Magnolia
Malus
Morus
Murraya
Myrtus
Nandina
Picea
Pinus
Potentilla
Prunus
Punica
Pyracantha
Quercus
Rhododendron
Ribes
Robinia
Sageretia
Salix
Sequoiadendron
Serissa
Sorbus
Spiraea
Stewartia
Syringa
Tamarix