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Bonsai Master Class: Lessons and Tips from a Japanese Master For All the Most Popular Types of Bonsai (With over 600 Photos & Diagrams)

Bonsai Master Class: Lessons and Tips from a Japanese Master For All the Most Popular Types of Bonsai (With over 600 Photos & Diagrams)

ISBN: 9784805317433
  • Author: Kobayashi
  • Condition: New
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A master class by one of the world's greatest living bonsai masters!

Kunio Kobayashi is one the world's most recognized bonsai artists and in this comprehensive book he presents all the essential techniques needed to plant and maintain the most popular types of bonsai--from pines, cypress and cedar to flowering trees and other beloved varieties, including grasses.

Bonsai Master Class is a book for new fans and longtime aficionados alike, showing you how, with the help of human hands, a bonsai tree can evolve and thrive over centuries. This book provides you with all the vital information you need, including:
  • A thorough explanation of the basic bonsai types and styles, and the key characteristics of each
  • Guidance in the art of selecting the right plants and pots and the right spaces to display your bonsai
  • Tips on getting started including purchasing the plants, assembling the necessary tools and best soils
  • Advice and techniques for planting, repotting, watering, pruning, shaping, wiring and protecting your plants, including a seasonal schedule of tasks for each type of tree
  • Detailed lessons for specific bonsai like Japanese cypress, red pine, maple, zelkova, sakura and more!

You'll be inspired by the photographs of Kobayashi's award-winning bonsai ranging from classic forms to out-of-the-box originals, showing how this art form can be as individual as it is traditional. This book will become your bible as you nurture and cultivate your skills and knowledge of these venerable plants.
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