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Bonsai Basics: A Comprehensive Guide to Care and Cultivation

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Colin Lewis

128 pages, Col photos

Hamlyn

Paperback | Apr 2005 | #162598 | ISBN: 0600612139
Out of Print Details

About this book

Previous editions of this book sold 55,000 copies worldwide; Tailored to meet the needs of the first time bonsai owner.; Clear, authoritative text makes creating and caring for your bonsai straightforward.; The use of step-by-step illustrations and photographs ensure the techniques are easy to follow.; Includes easy-to-use care symbols.; Illustrated with over 120 specially commissioned photographs and illustrations.; Directory of both indoor and outdoor trees and their characteristics.


Contents

Introduction 6 1. So What is a Bonsai? 10 2. Buying a Bonsai 20 3. How a Tree Works 30 4. Light Water and Air 38 5. Life in a Pot 44 6. Keeping in Trim 58 7. Tree Directory 70 8. Appendix 118 9. While you are Away 120 10. Outdoor Bonsai in Winter 121 11. Tools 122 Glossary 123 Index 127 Acknowledgements 128

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Biography

Colin Lewis is a respected bonsai expert who has studied bonsai in Japan, has written a number of books Including Bonsai Survival Manual and Practical Bonsai and regularly demonstrates bonsai techniques.

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