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Bonsai: Its Art, Science, History and Philosophy Paperback – Illustrated, February 1, 1997
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I have always been into the miniature, always had a scale model kit I was painting and putting together but whatever the kit was, a plane, bike, car etc., I always new it was never really about having the finished item sitting on a shelf to admire, it was always about the creation of the thing. Detail, precision, slowly putting it together, and watching it grow; for me the time spent in the patient re-creation of a little reproduction gave me `time out'. I ran out of shelf space a long time ago and just slowly stopped making models because there was always a prog to watch on tv or some gig I had to go out for, or surf the net for work, in short the creation and growing desire was lost to me for years.
I never intended to `get into' bonsai, didn't actually see it as anything I would do, until I actually met a couple of trees and saw what they were, what they could be, I knew I wanted to try my fingertips in there. The trees I first met were in my workplace and my colleague informed me they were really bad examples of bonsai, they were rejects from her boyfriends online bonsai business. Within a week, two S shaped chinese elms were brought into work, however, I could not choose between them so bought both. I was given some information about how to look after my little trees but seeing as I have always had a bit of a green finger, I felt confident about the basic care but, knowing there would be some special considerations I went to Waterstones the same day and bought a book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a reference book, ie. too much info for but one reading. Keep it handy as it will pay dividends!Published on November 5, 2013 by YosemiteMichael
This is one of the few bonsai books that explains why things are done. She does a fantastic job in discussing the different styles
and discussing the horticulture involved in... Read more
Pride of place in my bonsai reference library. Wonderfully researched and presented. History for me, styles and method right through to my inexperienced attempts.Published on August 12, 2013 by Lady Xray
One of the absolute best books written on the cultivation of bonsai. I have read many, few are as comprehensive as this. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Jose Aguiar