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Bonsai

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"The ancient craft of bonsai is now becoming steadily more popular. These beautiful dwarf trees are to be seen regularly at Chelsea and at the Royal Horticultural Society shows. Many trees are imported from Japan, some of them being real collectors pieces. Years of care and training have been lavished upon these small, living works of art and they may gave a recorded history of several hundred years with the same family, each generation being skilled in bonsai culture.

Practising the art of bonsai does not necessarily mean owning one of these imported masterpieces. It is of absorbing interest to grow and train your own trees, as more people are discovering each year. A description of the methods used for training and dwarfing the trees and of caring for any imported ones you may posses has been set out as clearly as possible in this book. One cannot avoid a feeling of awe and a suspicion of mystery which attaches to these little trees, but in reality there is no magic. An interest in growing things and some knowledge of the particular techniques involved will, in a very few years, reward the grower with a charming collection of small trees."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear.

Item details

Author(s):
Linda M. Walker
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1978 Reprint
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0707102820
ISBN-13:
9780707102825
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Gifford

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"The ancient craft of bonsai is now becoming steadily more popular. These beautiful dwarf trees are to be seen regularly at Chelsea and at the Royal Horticultural Society shows. Many trees are imported from Japan, some of them being real collectors pieces. Years of care and training have been lavished upon these small, living works of art and they may gave a recorded history of several hundred years with the same family, each generation being skilled in bonsai culture.

Practising the art of bonsai does not necessarily mean owning one of these imported masterpieces. It is of absorbing interest to grow and train your own trees, as more people are discovering each year. A description of the methods used for training and dwarfing the trees and of caring for any imported ones you may posses has been set out as clearly as possible in this book. One cannot avoid a feeling of awe and a suspicion of mystery which attaches to these little trees, but in reality there is no magic. An interest in growing things and some knowledge of the particular techniques involved will, in a very few years, reward the grower with a charming collection of small trees."

Excellent pages with slight edge-wear.

Author(s):
Linda M. Walker
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1978 Reprint
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0707102820
ISBN-13:
9780707102825
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Gifford

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