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Bonsai Basics : A Comprehensive Guide to Care and Cultivation - Colin Lewis

Bonsai Basics

A Comprehensive Guide to Care and Cultivation


Published: 1st December 2008
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Tailored to meet the needs of the first time bonsai owner this book is an extensive directory of every major bonsai type.

The New Pyramid Bonsai Basics explains in detail all the techniques needed to keep a bonsai alive and in good shape. Clear text and step-by-step illustrations ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can approach looking after bonsai with confidence. Filled with over 120 specially commissioned photographs and illustrations, the New Pyramid Bonsai Basics is an extensive directory of both indoor and outdoor trees and their characteristics.

About the Author

Colin Lewis is a respected bonsai expert who has studied bonsai in Japan, has written a number of books and regularly demonstrates bonsai techniques.


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informative, easy to understand


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
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    Comments about Bonsai Basics:

    I do not want to grow bonsai's but it is good to know how it can be done if ever I had the time. I enjoyed the book

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    Introductionp. 6
    So what is a Bonsai?p. 10
    Buying a Bonsaip. 20
    How a Tree worksp. 30
    Light, water and airp. 38
    Life in a potp. 44
    Keeping in trimp. 58
    Tree Directoryp. 70
    Appendixp. 118
    Glossaryp. 123
    Indexp. 127
    Acknowledgementsp. 128
    Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9780600619109
    ISBN-10: 0600619109
    Series: Pyramid Paperbacks
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 128
    Published: 1st December 2008
    Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 15.3  x 0.9
    Weight (kg): 0.28
    Edition Number: 1