Bonsai Master Class

Author: Craig Coussins

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402735472

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Join the contemporary artists around the world who are refining and developing the ancient art of bonsai. Find out about state-of-the-art tools invented by Ken Moore. See how Rob Clausen uses latex and fiberglass to create dramatic groupings of trees on a rock base. Explore the breakthrough methods of Singapore’s bonsai masters, with inspiring examples of the results. Covering both basic and advanced techniques and illustrated with step-by-step photographs taken over months, Bonsai Master Class is designed to guide the reader on an artistic journey. It provides expert tips throughout on buying bonsai, seasonal care, horticultural requirements for different climates, and distinctive ways to display the results.
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Bonsai Masterclass

Author: Peter Chan

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 8675

Discusses the aesthetic and horticultural principles of creating bonsai, shows a variety of plantings, and describes useful tools and techniques
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Bonsai School

Author: Craig Coussins

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402735608

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 9687

This comprehensive, easy-to-follow instructional guide covers the basics and way beyond. Every imaginable technique is here, in an impressively large format. Pages brim with photos of specimens at different stages of growth. "Will captivate and educate newcomers to the art...a wealth of personal insights accompanied by illustrations that are refreshing in their clarity and in the depth of the accompanying explanations."--"Bonsai Online.
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Classic Bonsai of Japan

Author: John Bester

Publisher: Kodansha International

ISBN: 4770029926

Category: Gardening

Page: 188

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This title introduces a collection of the finest bonsai pieces to be found in Japan today. Over 180 plates of priceless specimens with informative commentary provide a definitive tour of the bonsai world. The notes for each piece offer insights into the balance, style, harmony and aesthetic as well as history of the bonsai. The Nippon Bonsai Association, Japan's pre-eminent voice of the bonsai tradition, introduces a collection of the finest bonsai pieces to be found in Japan today - some of them presented to a Western audience for the first time. Over 130 full-colour and 71
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The Complete Book of Bonsai

Author: Harry Tomlinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405308960

Category: Bonsai

Page: 224

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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.
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Advanced Terrain Modelling

Author: Richard Windrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782005102

Category: History

Page: 192

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The secrets of terrain modelling are revealed by Richard Windrow, one of the world's leading modellers. Everything from castles to the destruction wrought upon modern cities by war is covered in this accessible book. Explore the difficulties of creating a desert landscape, from the sandstone of Arizona to the wastelands of North Africa. Discover the handiwork needed to create the barbed wire death traps of No-Man's Land and the wilderness of Russia in winter. The variety of seasons, environments and historical periods are detailed in over 200 step-by-step photographs answering a modeller's 'how to' questions. Accompanying these photographs is an invaluable guide to the materials and techniques needed to create top-quality terrain, providing the essential reference volume for the military and non-military modeller alike.
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Four Seasons of Bonsai

Author: Kyuzo Murata

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770021205

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

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Here is a season-by-season look at 180 remarkable bonsai presented by the official gardener to the Imperial Household of Japan. Shown in their full glory from the first spring foilage to their somber winter repose, this collection celebrates the individual colors and beauty of each season. 280 full-color photographs.
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Bonsai secrets

designing, growing, and caring for your miniature masterpieces

Author: Peter Chan

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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In this beautifully presented book you'll find: - Advice on the best types of bonsai to grow - Tips and shortcuts, dos and don'ts, questions and answers - Growing secrets, including soil, repotting and cutting roots, fertilizing, dealing with disease, and caring for your trees through the seasons - 30 key step-by-step techniques to achieve every kind of bonsai shape, style, and group - A wealth of information for experienced enthusiasts as well as newcomers to bonsai - Troubleshooting and maintenance methods Learn the insider's techniques for making your bonsai thrive and live to a good age--all revealed in Bonsai Secrets.
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Bonsai Life Histories

Author: Martin Treasure

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552096178

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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Bonsai Life Histories is a detailed absorbing insight into the transformation of original plant material into exquisite bonsai trees. These 50 dramatic stories show how one bonsai expert has created "something out of nothing," recording the life histories of over 50 trees, both in photographs and descriptions that reveal the rewarding process of tending bonsai to maturity. This instructive and useful book also includes information on: origins of bonsai getting started what makes a good/bad bonsai bonsai style styling, pruning, refinement tools, repotting, watering, feeding training techniques finding suitable plants seasonal planner guide to pruning and maintenance tasks through the year bonsai in the garden displaying bonsai exhibiting bonsai pests and diseases glossary of terms Bonsai expert Martin Treasure reveals a wealth of technical and horticultural knowledge and demonstrates his technique in bringing out the personalities of individual trees. Even non-enthusiasts will be intrigued by the stories.
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Terrain Modelling

Author: Richard Windrow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849089701

Category: History

Page: 128

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This title helps modellers who wish to display the results of their efforts to the best advantage in a diorama. This book provides detailed information on how to create many different types of terrain; the paints, glues, tools and materials that will be of help to the modeller; and how these can be obtained both in Europe and the USA. Illustrated with some 200 photographs and written by a master of diorama modelling with a lifetime's experience, this book provides the essential and invaluable guide to the materials and techniques needed to create top quality terrain for anywhere from Ancient Rome to the Western Front.
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Miniature Bonsai

Author: Herb L. Gustafson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806909820

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Will show you how to form a miniature bonsai from seedlings, choose the right container/style and shaping technique & how to care for it.
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Bonsai

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465434798

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Bonsai brings serenity to the home with beautiful miniature trees in idyllic container landscapes. Now DK brings this ancient practice into the 21st century, explaining how to grow and care for bonsai trees with a clear step-by-step approach. With advice on choosing trees and ideas for displaying bonsai, this book will help you create a beautiful living centerpiece for the home that could last a lifetime or more. Bonsai offers step-by-step sequences showing how to make 20 projects and how to care for more than 80 types of miniature tree.
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What Women Really Want

How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live

Author: Kellyanne Conway,Celinda Lake

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743281764

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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An invigorating and inspiring take on the new ways American women are changing and improving our culture and the way we live from Kellyanne Conway, counselor to president Donald Trump, and Celinda Lake, a leading political strategist for the Democratic party. Women are the most powerful force reshaping the future of America. There is a newly defined unified power base among women that crosses all the usual lines of division—politics, race, religion, age, and class—heralding the most significant change in American culture in the past century. Kellyanne Conway, counselor to president Donald Trump and president and CEO of The Polling Company, Inc. and Celinda Lake, a leading political strategist for the Democratic party—two of the most prominent trend-spotters and analysts in America—demonstrate how women are rejecting outdated traditions in order to get what they want and need. They are breaking the old rules about when and whether to marry and have children, living fully and equally as singles, and creating flexible, inclusive workplaces that don’t sacrifice family or sanity. They are controlling $5 trillion annually as the primary purchasers of homes, cars, appliances, and electronics. They are making their mark at ages twenty, forty, sixty, and beyond, drawing strength, inspiration, and intellectual stimulation from other women. Using the eye-opening results of interviews, focus groups, and polls (three of which were created especially for this book), Conway and Lake—who often fall on opposite sides of the country’s most polarizing debates—come together to seek out what women buy, what they believe, how they work, how they live, what they care about, what they fear, and what they really want. By delving beneath the hot-button issues, Lake and Conway discovered common causes with which women are inventing a new age of opportunity—doing it their way and, in the process, improving life for all Americans.
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Creating Gem, Beaded & Bonsai Wire Trees

Author: Sal Villano

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482742923

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

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This book is the result of more than three years of work. My inspiration for writing my third book on the subject of creating wire trees and other pieces using wire, came to me while showing my work at many art and craft shows, and in art galleries. Interested people would ask me how I got started, and, some people, who were really interested in my work, said I should write a book showing how I create my tree sculpture. I have taken great care in creating this third book, not only adding many more different types of sculpture, but also adding many extras I think the reader will find very helpful. I not only explain and illustrate for you, how to create each piece, I also show or explain how to use a basic item to create many more variations of each item. This book contains 138 pages with over 400 photos and illustrations. Plus, based on my over 30 years of creating and showing my work, I have added many pages I have called ”Extras”. These extras will help you with many different topics, such as: Photography, Pricing your work, Shipping your work, Accepting commissions, Attending art and craft shows, Consigning your work, and many more. You can view all my tree sculpture in full color at: www.salvillano.comThe inspiration for creating my sculpture grew from a lifetime love of trees. I am in awe of the stately presence and silent majesty they posses. I find the structure of trees to be one of the perfections in nature. With their roots embracing the earth; in winter they show their bones, in spring gentle buds, in summer a canopy of green and in fall a magical kaleidoscope of colors. Beauty, pure beauty.
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Bonsai

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

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

A Guide to Growing, Shaping, and Caring for Miniature Trees and Shrubs

Author: Craig Coussins

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804846547

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 8362

Learn the ins and outs of proper bonsai design and care with this beautifully illustrated Japanese gardening book. Creating your own bonsai tree is simple, calming and serene, and best of all, it lets you bring the outdoors inside, even if you don't have a lot of space. Imagine an enormous redwood shrunk to a size you can carry in one hand, but perfect in every detail. That is the joy of bonsai—the re-creation of nature in miniature. With Totally Bonsai you can learn everything you need to know to become accomplished at the art of bonsai tree care and cultivation—how to pick a plant, what tools you'll need, and how to trim and style your plant. At the heart of the book is a species directory detailing both outdoor and indoor bonsai. It includes 10 easy-to-grow types of bonsai plants that are great for the beginning bonsai enthusiast, as well as another 40 species that need a little more care With Totally Bonsai you will: Discover the small but perfectly formed world of the bonsai Learn the secrets to growing a healthy tree Properly pot or repot your bonsai Recognize pests and diseases and how to treat them Discover the techniques for shaping, bending, and transforming your bonsai Totally Bonsai is a wonderful introduction to bonsai tradition and practice, including a historical overview of many styles of Japanese, Korean, Singaporean and Chinese bonsai, or penjing. Whether you want to grow a bonsai with dramatically exposed roots, create a spectacular twin-trunked landscape or cultivate a romantic sweeping cascade, Totally Bonsai will show you how.
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Bonsai for Beginners

Author: Craig Coussins

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780806974408

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

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How to choose and care for your Bonsai.
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RHS The Little Book of Bonsai

Master the Art of Growing Miniature Trees

Author: Malcolm Hughes,Kath Hughes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725021

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 3866

The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniature trees. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai really isn't as hard as most people think. In fact, they are no more difficult to look after than other pot plants, and easier than many. This book makes the job even easier by breaking down the subject into three clear sections: Getting Started, Ongoing Care and Species Profiles. Jargon-free text and dozens of photographs and diagrams make this the ideal guide for complete novices, as well as a handy companion for more experienced growers. Whether you want to grow from seed or source an established plant, everything you need to know is contained in this guide, which, like bonsai themselves, is small but perfectly formed.
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The Creative Art of Bonsai

Author: Isabelle Samson,Rémy Samson

Publisher: Hamlyn (UK)

ISBN: 9780600601807

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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'The Creative Art of Bonsai' gives a detailed insight into the world of Japanese miniature trees, with advice on their cultivation. Split into two sections, the book covers general principles of growing bonsai as well as a description of all the species that lend themselves to the art. Information is given on more than 70 species of bonsai, from the common outdoor varieties to the rarer 'tropical' species grown indoors. Learn how to choose, train and care for your bonsai, as well as cope with pests and diseases.
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