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Bonsai
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on 15 July 2014
Most books on bonsai in the English language have been written by authors that have had little or no formal training in the art. Finally a book by someone who knows what he is talking about. Although this book is aimed at people new to bonsai, it also has enough in it to interest a seasoned bonsai grower whilst correcting mis-information from earlier publications. The techniques shown are clear and concise, the photography is what you would expect from a DK book and the writing style is detailed without being overly heavy and complicated.

The tree material used in the "creating your own bonsai" section is readily available to all and although relatively low budget, the techniques are readily transferable to more complicated trees. Bonsai are not created from advanced, fancy techniques but good techniques honestly, thoughtfully and timely applied and this book has this in spades.

I hope this book inspires all that look through its pages and turn them on to the enjoyment of bonsai.
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on 28 June 2017
I have many books on Bonsai. This book is really excellent once you have mastered the basics. It is clear and very well illustrated.
I have been growing Bonsai trees since 1972 after finding a damaged sapling Sloe tree.
Please remember , just like us , they need feeding. The soil they are in will only last about 1--2 months. Oh and daily watering, but not in bright sun.
Good fertilizers are Chempak.
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on 23 August 2016
Great book. I'm a beginner bonsai grower, and this answered the majority of my questions.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 17 November 2015
If you are a bonsai beginner, this book is great. It covers everything you could want to know about setting starting a bonsai. The book has really good photos and explanations for how to do most things 'bonsai'. It's a lovely book.
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on 22 October 2014
Fantastic book for anyone interested in bonsai, great pictures and instructions for starting/training your own trees as well as fascinating facts about the history and culture of bonsai.
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on 14 January 2017
What a great book! Great advise and very clear to follow! Lovely design!
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on 15 November 2016
Excellent book - covers most areas in an easy to follow format
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on 5 August 2014
Excellent condition, fast delivery, can't get better. Thank you.
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on 7 August 2016
As always DK have produced a really nice and interesting reference book. This book is very well laid out and easy to follow. The presentation and layout makes it an easy read which most reference books are not.

Contains all the information you need to start growing and looking after bonsai plants and some information on more advanced techniques and species as well. The part covering the history of bonsai is particularly interesting. Would definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in reading about or getting started with bonsai.
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on 22 May 2017
Pretty light on information about actually caring for bonsai. Basically its a book on what bonsai is/are/should be, according to a very limited viewpoint
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