If you are looking to learn all you need to know about Bonsai, how to plant a Bonsai tree, trees for Bonsai, grow and maintain trees for Bonsai, then "The Art of Japanese Bonsai by Bonsai master Kan Yashiroda and Sam Gardener is the book for you. Bonsai and potted dwarfed trees are wonderful. Bonsai trees have a unique look and distinctive shapes, and those that own them are quick to give them extra thoughtfulness and attention not seen with customary house plants. Commonly the Bonsai is seen as though the tree is more than just a plant. While spending time with Bonsai, we can become very involved in the life of a Bonsai. Giving such special treatment to it is a major reason why these trees are so easy to become close to. The most important aspect as a beginner is to learn how to simply maintain the shape of your tree and keep it alive. There are many types of trees that are suitable for Bonsai, and it is important to know what each Bonsai type needs to stay healthy and grow to be beautiful. -Sam Gardener
How to Grow and Train Dwarf Trees Like a Bonsai Master
Author: Kan Yashiroda
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
2nd Edition November 2012. Reformatted and Reprinted to Correct Missing Content, Images and Incorrect Page/Image References. If you are looking to learn all you need to know about Bonsai, how to plant a Bonsai tree, trees for Bonsai, grow and maintain trees for Bonsai, then "The Art of Japanese Bonsai Trees - "How to Grow and Train Dwarf Trees like a Bonsai Master" by Bonsai master Kan Yashiroda and various contributing expert authors and newly edited with many new illustrations by Sam Gardener is the book for you.
Learn all about bonsai tree design and care with this comprehensive Japanese bonsai gardening book. Japanese miniature landscapes and, particularly, dwarf trees-"bonsai," as they are frequently called even in the West-have long been admired throughout the world. It may come as a surprise to inexperienced gardeners but the creation and care of bonsai is a comparatively simple art which can actually be systematically taught rather than, as in earlier books on the subject, just talked about vaguely. Now, given a reasonably green thumb and a modicum of patience, anyone in any country can create his own bonsai. The Japanese art of Miniature Trees and Landscapes contains detailed instructions, together with many helpful diagrams and charts and a treasury of photographs, on every phase of the art: propagation and training, with hints for those in a hurry and for small-apartment dwellers; daily and seasonal care, and treatment of pests; how to judge, select, and exhibit bonsai, with emphasis always upon the untold enjoyment they can provide. Included also, for those who want still more detailed information, are invaluable appendices concerning tools and equipment, soil analyses, and precise data on the more than three hundred species of plants used in making bonsai.
The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and tranquility. Written by two leading experts in the field of Japanese gardening and art, this concise introduction offers aesthetic guidance and direct practical advice that is a window into traditional Japanese culture. It details the essential characteristics of a high-quality suiseki, describing the various systems of stone classification in this Japanese art form and explaining how to display a suiseki to its best advantage. There is also a section on incorporating suiseki alongside a bonsai tree, the most popular and rewarding complement to peaceful suiseki miniature landscape gardens. Sections include: Historical Background Characteristics and Aesthetic Qualities Classification of Suiseki Displaying a Stone Suiseki with Bonsai and Other Related Arts Collecting Suiseki How to Make a Carved Wooden Base Suiseki Classification Systems
Fascinating, fact-filled reference provides detailed data about age, size, and weight; suggestions for identifying trees, what trees to look for in certain states, much more. Over 100 illustrations, 21 photographs.