The cultivation of tropical and subtropical species is setting a new trend among bonsai gardeners. This book features a wide range of bonsai styles and shapes, along with step-by-step instructions and illustrations that expertly guide the reader through the pruning and wiring techniques.
This easy-to-use book covers how to grow bonsai both indoors and outdoors, including building a collection, diseases and pests, cultivating, and propagation.
A major feature of Successful Bonsai is the illustrated A-Z list of bonsai species with descriptions of 80 plants, including 15 classic species. Each entry details complementary training styles, ideal sowing conditions for seedlings, tips on how and when to propagate cuttings, how and when to shape an established plant, and detailed cultivation instructions.
Informative and practical, Successful Bonsai is a superb source of inspiration that will instill confidence in the beginner and spark the imagination of the professional. About The Author: David Squire is a horticulturist, gardening writer and editor, and the author of more than 70 gardening books, including The Bonsai Specialist and The Scented Garden. He lives in England. ...this is the book to have! easy to read, understand and follow.