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fancy techniques but good techniques honestly
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.