Bountiful Bonsai

Bountiful Bonsai

Create Instant Indoor Container Gardens With Edible Fruits, Herbs and Flowers

Paperback - 2014
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Bonsai--the Japanese art of training plants to form elegant sculptures--is an age-old craft that appeals to gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Bountiful Bonsai presents a radical, new approach that applies bonsai techniques to everyday container gardening, instantly turning houseplants and herbs into beautiful and unusual bonsai sculptures!

Bonsai expert Richard Bender not only expects his plants to look good but also expects to yield pleasant fragrances, fresh herbs and fruits for his table. He shows readers how to create "instant bonsai" by shaping a range of common houseplants, including: Fragrant hibiscus and jasmine Kitchen herbs such as rosemary and thyme Luscious fruits like cherries and oranges Medicinals such as tea tree and camphor laurel
This beautifully illustrated volume provides all the information you need to get started, from plant choice advice to care requirements and bonsai "carving" tips. Suitable for indoor gardening, or shaping exquisite bonsai fruit trees for outside gardens, Bender turns a finicky art into a hobby accessible to all. Bonsai have graced Japanese homes for centuries; now they can yield useful crops that will simultaneously satisfy your artistic sensibility and also provide some wonderful meals!
Published: North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Pub., c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9784805312704
Branch Call Number: 635.9772 BEN
Characteristics: 128 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm


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Nov 04, 2015

A better title for this book would be, "Growing edible fruit and trees in pots." Apart from meeting the literal translation of the word bonsai- tree in pot, this book gives no examples of what a bonsai should be. A fine book for some basic tips on growing small fruit trees. Nothing more.


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