Beginning Bonsai: The Gentle Art of Miniature Tree GrowingPaperback
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- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 56 pages
- Dimensions: 215mm x 273mm x 4mm | 168g
- Publication date: 9 January 1998
- Publication City/Country: Boston
- ISBN 10: 0804817294
- ISBN 13: 9780804817295
- Edition statement: Original ed.
- Illustrations note: col
- Sales rank: 93,002
For those with no bonsai tree growing experience, "Beginning Bonsai: The Gentle Art of Miniature Tree Growing" covers everything from buying the first plant for beginning bonsai to creating a miniature landscape of rocks, grasses and trees. Authors Larry and Shirley Student describe different bonsai styles, list important tools, explain pruning and pinching and introduce procedures like defoliation. They cover all aspects of how to cultivate these miniature trees, anticipating common problems and offering practical bonsai advice gained from years of working with plants. Kurt Seastrand, past president of the Northeast Bonsai Association raves, "A wonderful book for anyone intrigued by bonsai but hesitant to start. It provides the beginner the excitement and confidence to launch into this fascinating hobby."
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Shirley and Larry Student are charter members of the Northeast Bonsai Association, of which Larry Student was past president. They have their own bonsai nursery and teach bonsai at horticultural societies and garden centers throughout the northeastern United States.