Bonsai, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465434798
  • ISBN-13: 9781465434791
  • DDC: 635.9772
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Art of Bonsai.
2: Bonsai Basics.
3: How Trees Work.
4: How Bonsai Works.
5: Bonsai Styles.
6: Styles from Around the World.
7: Choosing Pots.
8: Displaying Your Trees.
9: Basic Equipment.
10: Basic Care.
11: Seasonal Tasks.
12: Occasional Tasks.
13: Troubleshooting.
14: Top Trees for Bonsai.
15: Choosing Suitable Trees.
16: Easy to Grow.
17: Evergreen Stars.
18: Seasonal Beauties.
19: Local Heroes.
20: Dramatic Effects.
21: Creating Your Own Bonsai.
22: Looking after Your First Bonsai.
23: Designing a Deciduous Tree.
24: Wiring Explained.
25: Styling a Young Juniper.
26: Styling an Upright Maple.
27: Refining an Azalea.
28: Making a Broom-Style Bonsai.
29: Repotting Your Tree.
30: Making a Twin-Trunk Bonsai.
31: Creating a Clump-Style Maple.
32: Creating a Forest.
33: Creating a Rock Planting.
34: Creating Penjing-Style Planting.
35: Making a Root-Over-Rock Bonsai.
36: Keshiki Cotoneaster.
37: Rescuing a Half-Dead Tree.
38: Making a Juniper Cascade.
39: Creating Twisted Deadwood Juniper.
40: Refining a Windswept Pine.
41: Making Two Trees from One.
42: Bonsai from the Very Beginning.
43: Wild Collected Trees.
44: Plant Care Directory.
About the Author.