Beginners, this comprehensive, easy to follow instructional guide covers the basics and way beyond. Every imaginable technique is here, in an impressively large format. Pages brim with photos of specimens at different stages of growth. “Will captivate and educate newcomers to the art...a wealth of personal insights accompanied by illustrations that are refreshing in their clarity and in the depth of the accompanying explanations.”—Bonsai Online.
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With color photographs on almost every page, Coussin's guide forms a lovely and thorough introduction to the ancient art of bonsai gardening. The book covers every aspect of the art, from choosing a plant and a pot to training a bonsai with wiring and pruning techniques. In addition to introductory sections on the evolution of bonsai and the relation between bonsai gardening and Buddhism, the book contains dozens of short articles by experienced bonsai gardeners from around the world. Italian gardener Patrizia Capellaro, for example, explains how to style a large juniper bonsai, while American Lit Van Phan analyzes how the miniature landscape style Hon Non Bo reflects the larger landscapes of Viet Nam. For anyone eager to try his or her hand at a hobby that just might offer "a lifelong path to enlightenment," as Coussins suggests, this is an excellent manual.
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