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Title:
Ortho's all about bonsai
Author:
O'Sullivan, Penelope.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780897214988
Format :
Book

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Summary

Bring the serenity and beauty of bonsai into your home. Ortho's All About Bonsai shows how anyone, even novice gardeners, can create and grow these living works of art. Bonsai styles and methods, presented through lush photography and clear text, bring to life key design principles and techniques. Learn the secrets of pruning, shaping, watering, and care requirements to ensure success with your miniature landscape in a pot. Book jacket.


Table of Contents

Bonsai for Every Homep. 4
Benefits of Bonsaip. 5
Why This Particular Bonsai Book?p. 6
Bonsai Panoramap. 8
The Roots of Bonsaip. 9
Understanding Bonsaip. 10
The Best Bonsai for Youp. 12
Choosing the Right Bonsaip. 12
Bonsai Styles and Motifsp. 14
Displaying Your Bonsaip. 20
Getting Startedp. 22
Buying Plants for Bonsaip. 22
Starting Your Own Bonsaip. 24
Potting & Repottingp. 26
The Repotting Advantagep. 26
Repotting Step-by-Stepp. 29
Containersp. 33
Pruning & Shapingp. 36
Pruning Toolsp. 36
Pruning Step-by-Stepp. 38
Shaping Toolsp. 44
Wiring and Shaping Techniquesp. 45
Caring for Your Bonsaip. 50
Lightp. 50
Temperaturep. 52
Humidityp. 53
Wateringp. 54
Fertilizingp. 56
Seasonal Carep. 58
Bonsai Problem Solverp. 60
Bonsai Plant Profilesp. 68
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Mapp. 122
Resourcesp. 123
Indexp. 126
Metric Conversionsp. 128