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

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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.



Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493161806

Category: Gardening

Page: 396

View: 6746


“Public Gardens Management: A Global Perspective” provides essential information about public gardens and what is involved in designing, managing, and maintaining one. Although suitable as a textbook, its audience will include anyone with direct or peripheral responsibility for administration or supervision of a complex organization that requires scientific knowledge as well as public relations and business acumen. It may also prove useful for homeowners, for there is no fundamental difference between growing plants in a public garden or a home garden, a fact reflected in the extensive reference citations. The topic is multidisciplinary and as old as the beginning of human civilization when the concept of mental and physical restoration was realized by early man while he/she was in a natural but well-ordered garden environment. Thus began the art of garden making. Many volumes have been written on every applicable subject discussed in this and similar publications. Indeed the voluminous literature on history, design, horticulture, and numerous related subjects is nothing short of overwhelming. Accordingly, anyone involved in management of public gardens, whether as a director or area supervisor, and irrespective of the type and size of such facility, would have to have familiarity with various aspects of garden organization and administration. However, despite the enormous number and diversity of such publications there are very few books that deal with the multiplicity of the topics in such a manner as to be practical in approach and cover most relevant and unified issues in a single book. These volumes provide the essential background information on plants, animals, management, maintenance, fundraising and finances, as well as history, art, design, education, and conservation. They also cover a host of interrelated subjects and responsible organization of such activities as creating a children’s garden, horticultural therapy, conservatories, zoological gardens, and parks, hence, administration of multidimensional public gardens. Nearly 500 full color plates representing illustrations from gardens in more than 30 countries are provided to assist and guide students and other interested individuals with history and the fundamental issues of public garden management. The 15 chapters begin with the need for public gardens, types of public gardens, historical backgrounds, as well as design diversity. Numerous quotations are included from many garden lovers, landscape architects, philosophers, and others. The author’s primary aim in writing this book was based on the confidence that a relevant reference, between the encyclopedic nature of some and the specific subject matter of others, could be used to provide fundamental information for management of public as well as private gardens. The boundary between botanical and zoological gardens and parks is no longer as distinct as it once was. In part it is because a garden is not a garden without plants and in part it has become apparent that for all practical intents and purposes all animals need plants for their survival. Visitors of zoological gardens expect to see more than just animals; zoos are landscaped grounds. Moreover, most communities find it financially difficult to simultaneously operate a botanical garden or an arboretum as well as a zoological garden and city parks. A number of public gardens are currently referred to as “botanical and zoological garden.” Population density and the public’s desires and expectations, as well as financial requirements, are among the reasons for some major city parks, such as Golden Gate in San Francisco, Central Park in New York City, and Lincoln Park in Chicago which integrate botanical or zoological divisions as well as museums and recreational facilities. While this book attempts to provide basic principles involved in public garden management, it does not claim to be a substitute for broader familiarity

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gardener's Desk Reference

Author: Janet Marinelli

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250128242

Category: Gardening

Page: 832

View: 3512


The ultimate gardening reference work compiled by two dozen of the world's leading plant experts under the auspices of one of the world's greatest botanical gardens. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gardener's Desk Reference is a milestone in garden publishing, the kind of groundbreaking work that appears once in a lifetime. No gardening reference--ever--has combined this scope of information in a single volume. The coverage in most gardening reference books falls into a few standard horticultural categories. The Gardener's Desk Reference unlocks the door to a vast assortment of plant knowledge from around the world. There is enough information in this single volume to serve any plant enthusiast--beginning and professional alike--over a lifetime. For easy use, the wide-ranging material is divided into twenty different sections-- such as: Botany for Gardeners Kitchen Gardening The Horticultural Traveler Weights, Measures, and Conversions The hundreds of indispensable sidebars, graphs, tables, plant lists, maps, and illustrations found throughout the reference make it even more accessible and attractive. To do justice to the continent's breathtaking diversity of climates and plant communities, all plant lists are organized by region, and every recommended species or cultivar has been chosen by an experienced landscaper tested by years of gardening in the area. Never before have gardeners had access to the breadth and quality of information in this authoritative reference.


The Complete Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Author: Hikaru Yamasaki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781795725361


Page: 144

View: 1725


**Buy the Paperback version of this book and get the Kindle eBook version included for FREE** Unearth the joy and pleasure of the ancient and delightful art of growing bonsai trees with this ultimate guide Also known as the "living art", the practice of bonsai originated from the Orient. Bonsai has managed to make its way relatively unscathed through the centuries. The practice of bonsai has been popular across nations and empires because of itss sheer and evergreen novelty. More than just regular horticulture, growing bonsai is said to be therapeutic and is often regarded as a particularly relaxing form of meditation. The only problem is the lack of definitive information on how to practice the art of growing bonsai. How often should I water my bonsai? How do I get my bonsai tree to take a certain shape? What container should I use? These questions and many more you didn't even know you had are answered by Hikaru Yamasaki in this comprehensive guide. With detailed descriptions and profiles, Yamasaki provides you with expert advice on growing, shaping, potting, cultivation techniques and more. Everything you need to know about growing bonsai is here. In Bonsai: The Complete Step By Step Guide for Beginners, you're going to learn: The five basic bonsai styles. All other exotic shapes spring from these five How to properly select a bonsai tree that suits your purposes Tools you absolutely need to have to successfully grow a bonsai tree Bonsai cultivation techniques and tips you can't afford to ignore How to properly care for your bonsai tree according to the season ...and tons more! Whether you're an absolute beginner or you already dabble with growing bonsai in your home, Bonsai: The Complete Step By Step Guide for Beginners is jam-packed with information that will help you develop your bonsai growing skill. Ready to start growing and maintaining your very own healthy and robust bonsai trees? Scroll up and click the button to buy now!

The Bonsai Workshop

Author: Herb L. Gustafson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806905570

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 5931


Herb Gustafson is one of the world's leading authorities on bonsai growing. In Bonsai Workshop, he provides a step-by-step guide to dwarfing a tree, extensively illustrated with colour photographs and line drawings.

100 More Research Topic Guides for Students

Author: Dana McDougald

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308529

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

View: 2470


A guide to researching popular topics for high school reports helps students locate print and non-print resources and discusses bibliographic citations and note-taking.

The Art of Bonsai

Creation, Care and Enjoyment

Author: Yuji Yoshimura,Giovanna M. Halford

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804820912

Category: Art

Page: 220

View: 7778


Offers detailed instructions illustrated with a treasury of photographs and helpful diagrams.