The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Bonsai

The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Creating, Growing, and Displaying Bonsai with Over 800 Photographs
Author: Ken Norman
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754821809
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 5867

The essential practical guide to a classic art with techniques, step-by-step projects and over 800 photographs, this stunning and fully comprehensive reference that is ideal for the beginner as well as the more experienced bonsai artist.

Keshiki Bonsai

The Easy, Modern Way to Create Miniature Landscapes
Author: Kenji Kobayashi
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604693592
Category: Gardening
Page: 173
View: 1428

Original Japanese edition published by Nitto Shoin Honsha Co., Ltd. in 2007.

The Complete Book of Bonsai

Author: Harry Tomlinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405308960
Category: Bonsai
Page: 224
View: 1060

Become a bonsai master and learn the techniques of cultivating this striking and graceful plant form that began in China over a thousand years ago. Easy-to-follow sequences show how to create and shape your own bonsai, and inspirational images lavishly illustrate this classic art-form.

Fine Bonsai

Art & Nature
Author: William N. Valavanis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780789211125
Category: Gardening
Page: 400
View: 7209

"In Fine Bonsai: Art and Nature, the finest extant achievements in the art of bonsai are seen together for the first time, through the lens of renowned botanical photographer Jonathan Singer"--

The Living Art of Bonsai

Principles & Techniques of Cultivation & Propagation
Author: Amy Liang
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402719011
Category: Gardening
Page: 288
View: 5615

Celebration of bonsai


The Art of Growing and Keeping Miniature Trees
Author: Peter Chan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 162914262X
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
View: 6336

For everyone from beginners to masters, the one essential book to growing, grooming, and caring for your bonsai tree. Bonsai is the ancient craft of carefully regulating the growth and shape of trees in order to produce miniature versions of mature trees. Dating back over one thousand years to ancient Japan, bonsai trees are some of the most beautiful and meticulously looked-after plants in the world, and in recent years bonsai have exploded in popularity in the Western world. Bonsai, written by world-renowned bonsai expert Peter Chan, is the essential compendium for anyone interested in trying out bonsai for the first time or adding more bonsai to their existing collections, detailing everything you need to know about buying and maintaining a magnificent bonsai tree, including: • How to pick the right bonsai for you • Tools and supplies to ensure your bonsai prospers • How to shape your bonsai into different styles • How different pots affect the growth of your bonsai • And much more! With hundreds of color photographs and easy-to-read directions and explanations on a variety of subjects, Bonsai is the only book you’ll ever need to successfully start and maintain your own beautiful bonsai tree collection.

Bonsai Basics

A Step-by-step Guide to Growing, Training & General Care
Author: Christian Pessey,Rémy Samson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780806903279
Category: Gardening
Page: 120
View: 2165

Outlines the history, styles, and traditions of bonsai, discusses the basic anatomy and development of trees, and provides advice on pruning, wiring, repotting, watering, and feeding bonsai


Author: Harry Tomlinson,Carol Watson
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789496874
Category: Gardening
Page: 72
View: 5423

This handbook breaks down key information on cultivating bonsai into 101 easy-to-grasp tips and gives quick answers to all gardener's questions.

Indoor Bonsai for Beginners

Selection - Care - Training
Author: Werner Busch
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781844033508
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
View: 1824

A useful guide to growing successful, thriving bonsai trees covers a wide range of topics--including soil, watering, pest control, pruning, and much more--in an accessible A-to-Z format. Original.

Bonsai and Penjing

Ambassadors of Peace & Beauty
Author: Ann McClellan
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462918743
Category: Gardening
Page: 128
View: 2372

This book tells the awe-inspiring stories of bonsai and penjing trees in the collection of the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. It details their valuable role in international diplomacy and as instruments of American presidential influence. It also describes their inclusion in world's fair exhibitions, in Asian-inspired gardens around the country, and as a window onto the extensive cultivation of bonsai in North America today. An extensive first-hand account by Dr. John L. Creech is included about the first extraordinary gift of 53 bonsai from Japan to the U.S. in 1976 which prompted the founding of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Bonsai & Penjing, Ambassadors of Beauty and Peace describes how Chinese penjing and North American bonsai were later added to the Museum, making its collection the most comprehensive in the world. Stories of individual trees and forest plantings are featured, as are the roles played by the skilled and talented creators of these living art forms—people such as John Naka, Saburo Kato, Yuji Yoshimura, Harry Hirao, and Dr. Yee-Sun Wu. Armchair travelers can experience what a visit to the Museum is like, including the discovery of its remarkable viewing stones. Bonsai & Penjing, Ambassadors of Beauty and Peace will delight anyone intrigued by these living works of art and curious about the stories they bring to life.

Bonsai for Beginners Book

Your Daily Guide for Bonsai Tree Care, Selection, Growing, Tools and Fundamental Bonsai Basics
Author: Taisuke Ooshima,John Stallings
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781482779370
Category: Gardening
Page: 76
View: 1451

If you want to know how to grow Bonsai trees, how to choose them, how to take proper care of them, what tools you need and all the essential basics you need as a beginner, you've found the right book. The Bonsai for Beginners Book: Your Daily Guide for Bonsai Tree Care, Selection, Growing, Tools and Fundamental Bonsai Basics will take you on a journey where you will discover the secrets behind Bonsai tree selection, caring and growing. Everything you need to know in order to see your bonsai tree flourish is included inside. Both Taisuke Ooshima and John Stallings have been growing bonsai trees for many years and taught lots of people the essential basics and advanced techniques for caring and growing these beautiful plants. All their knowledge is included in this book, and nothing was left uncovered. If you are serious about growing a Bonsai tree and taking care of it the right way, then this is the right choice you can make right now.


A Patient Art : the Bonsai Collection of the Chicago Botanic Garden
Author: Susumu Nakamura,Ivan Watters,Terry Ann R. Neff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300190908
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
View: 3010

An exquisite volume devoted to the art of bonsai, featuring the Chicago Botanic Garden's world-class collection

The Onion Book of Known Knowledge

A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information
Author: The Onion
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031613323X
Category: Humor
Page: 352
View: 3930

Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion's compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE is packed with valuable information-such as the life stages of an Aunt; places to kill one's self in Utica, New York; and the dimensions of a female bucket, or "pail." With hundreds of entries for all 27 letters of the alphabet, THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE must be purchased immediately to avoid the sting of eternal ignorance.

Out Of Control

The New Biology Of Machines, Social Systems, And The Economic World
Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 078674703X
Category: Science
Page: 528
View: 4410

Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

Bonsai, A beginners guide

Author: Bonsai Empire,Mauro Stemberger,Walter Pall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 6050366756
Category: Gardening
Page: N.A
View: 7391

How often do I need to water my Bonsai? Should I prune my tree? Although caring for a Bonsai tree is not nearly as difficult as most people believe, you need to learn about some basic techniques in order to keep your tree thriving. Our beginners guide contains all the essential information you need in order to succeed. It covers the basic techniques, well illustrated with over a hundred images, and explains everything you need to know in an understandable way. Bonsai Empire is the world's most visited Bonsai website and has provided beginners with quality information for over a decade. We have developed this guide to help you get a taste of this fascinating and living art, and hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do! This book includes: - Over 100 stunning images - Over 80 pages - Explanations of the basic techniques - Care guides on the 10 most popular tree species - Background on the history, definition and styles Walter Pall: "Now here is the ultimate book to lead beginners. I am happy to have been able to contribute to this" Mauro Stemberger "Very clear" and "With great quality drawings and pics"

The Monfort Plan

The New Architecture of Capitalism
Author: Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470603968
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 592
View: 6496

The Monfort Plan is a five-year, forward looking plan to eradicate extreme poverty from the developing world, and details how microfinance has made a difference to developing countries. This book proposes a new institution based in the developing world with the potential to provide a basic, free, and universal service in the areas of water, sanitation, healthcare, and education to the extreme poor worldwide. The provision will be subject to a certain degree of conditionality in areas ranging from corruption to legal environment. The new institution will be established in a new international territory based within a specific country in Subsaharan Africa and will emerge in 2015. In The Monfort Plan author Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort engineers and designs a solution to lessen the burden of poverty. In order to do so he relies on the social sciences to bring about innovation and forward looking economic policies and financial instruments in the context of a paradigm shift. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to policymaking that combines a range of fields in the social sciences, looking at the history behind the Marshall Plan, the formation of the European Union, and the Bretton Woods Institutions, in order to determine how a Marshall Plan for Africa-and the creation of New Institutions in the developing world-could work. We live a moment of crisis in which creative policymaking might prove useful when proposing outcomes for a revitalized framework for capitalism to thrive and better serve the world. Walks you through the technicalities of the new architecture of capitalism in a straightforward manner Provides a holistic view of how microfinance combined with the right economic policies and financial instruments could help change the world for the poor Contains sweeping and detailed recommendations on how to build a new capitalist paradigm that helps elevate the poor and improve the human condition Incorporating commentary from some of the top minds in the field of microfinance, this book puts the method of microfinance in perspective.

The Secret Techniques of Bonsai

A Guide to Starting, Raising, and Shaping Bonsai
Author: Masakuni Kawasumi, III
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 9784770029430
Category: Gardening
Page: 111
View: 8386

Provides detailed information about growing bonsai from seedlings or beginner plants and advice on shaping, pruning, training, grafting and re-potting trees. This book shows gardeners how to improvise with any readily-accessible bonsai tools, as well as gardening or even simple workshop tools. Japan's leading bonsai experts offer not only the basics for creating perfect bonsai, but also secret techniques the family has developed over generations of careful work and observation.

America in So Many Words

Words That Have Shaped America
Author: Allan Metcalf,David K. Barnhart
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547563299
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
View: 2619

This book presents a unique historical view of American English. It chronicles year by year the contributions Americans have made to the vocabulary of English and the words Americans have embraced through the evolution of the nation. For important years from the settlement of Jamestown until 1750, and for every year from 1750 through 1998, a prominent word is analyzed and discussed in its historical context. The result is a fascinating survey of American linguistic culture through past centuries. The authors -- both lifelong students of American English -- bring great depth of understanding to these key words that have made America, and American English, what they are today.