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Bonsai 101: Mimicking Nature with Bonsai Trees: Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Own Bonsai

Bonsai 101: Mimicking Nature with Bonsai Trees: Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Own Bonsai

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Bonsai 101: Mimicking Nature with Bonsai Trees: Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Own Bonsai

Longueur:
61 pages
30 minutes
Éditeur:
Sortie:
Sep 10, 2014
ISBN:
9781310386701
Format:
Livre

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Whether you are a horticulturist wanting to expand your gardening portfolio or a pure hobbyist who have fallen in love with the mystery of the miniature trees, Bonsai 101: Mimicking Nature with Bonsai Trees will be a valuable read.

Tackling expert tips on creating a beautiful bonsai, the book provides essential information that novice and even seasoned gardeners would find useful.

Growing bonsai trees can be a challenge and this is most especially true for beginners.

Bonsai 101: Mimicking Nature with Bonsai Trees provides useful tips that can help beginners create their own bonsai tree, and maintaining the health of the tree.

The book also includes information on suitable species for bonsai as well as the beautiful styles to choose from.

Bonsai 101: Mimicking Nature with Bonsai Trees is the best learning partner for those who want to capture the beauty of nature into its miniature version.

Éditeur:
Sortie:
Sep 10, 2014
ISBN:
9781310386701
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Martha Stone is a chef and also cookbook writer. She was born and raised in Idaho where she spent most of her life growing up. Growing up in the country taught her how to appreciate and also use fresh ingredients in her cooking. This love for using the freshest ingredients turned into a passion for cooking. Martha loves to teach others how to cook and she loves every aspect of cooking from preparing the dish to smelling it cooking and sharing it with friends. Martha eventually moved to California and met the love of her life. She settled down and has two children. She is a stay at home mom and involves her children in her cooking as much as possible. Martha decided to start writing cookbooks so that she could share her love for food and cooking with everyone else.

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Chapter 1

Introduction: The Art of Growing Bonsai

Though the practice originated in Japan, bonsai has become a widely accepted and popular hobby, form of art or horticulture activity in different areas of the world. Most horticulture experts and enthusiasts would always label a successful bonsai as a masterpiece. It was first popularized in Asia several centuries ago but the practice has undeniably remained strong today.

In fact, bonsai has already made its mark in the Western culture. In this modern age, more and more individuals from all around the globe are still taking interest in this form of art. Indeed, more than any other horticultural endeavor, bonsai bears charisma that is not to be undermined.

History of Bonsai

A couple of centuries ago, bonsai, then referred to as punsai, was first introduced in China. This practice of planting single specimen trees in containers or pots could also be attributed to the influence of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Contrary to popular notion, bonsai is different from dwarfed trees. Bonsais are developed from cuttings and branches of young trees or from naturally undersized trees. By pruning their branches and roots, the height of the bonsai is kept to approximately 2 inches to 1 meter. Wires are also applied into the branches and trunks to shape the tree into the desired form. The bonsai is considered a representation of a separate and individual entity. It should be noted that bonsais are not planted with their roots. Aside from the container and the soil, the bonsai is totally independent.

Bonsais can enjoy an extremely long lifespan, reaching up to hundreds of years. How long the bonsai will live is totally dependent on the care it has been given. It is no longer a surprise that families who share the love and appreciation for bonsais end up passing their valued

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