9781844033508

Indoor Bonsai for Beginners Selection - Care - Training

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844033508

  • ISBN10:

    1844033503

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-01
  • Publisher: Cassell
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Summary

Creating beautiful, healthy bonsai is a wonderful skill that anyone can learn, with a little time, patience, and this all-inclusive manual. With color photos and drawings to illustrate the points, it introduces all the cultivation techniques; offers expert advice on location, soil types, watering, and pest control; and provides intricate instruction on training the bonsai--including pruning, wiring and stretching it. An A-to-Z guide of all the popular species showcases varieties that range from a flowering" Camellia Japonica, with its beautiful smooth stem, to an easy-to-care for Olive tree. Each entry gives some background on the plant, and includes suggestions for acquiring the bonsai and directions on how to position it in the room for best results.

Table of Contents

Why indoor bonsai?
6(1)
Buying indoor bonsai trees
7(3)
The origin of the plants
7(1)
The quality of training
7(1)
Age
7(1)
Suitability as an indoor bonsai
8(2)
Training an indoor bonsai tree
10(22)
The structure of a bonsai
10(5)
The bonsai container
10(1)
Soil surface
10(1)
Rootage
11(1)
Trunk
11(1)
Branches
12(1)
Foliage
12(2)
Flowers
14(1)
The Japanese styles
15(3)
Broom style
15(1)
Upright style
15(1)
Slanting style
16(1)
Twin trunk style
16(1)
Multiple trunk style
17(1)
Raft style
17(1)
Group or forest style
17(1)
Cascade style
17(1)
Literati style
18(1)
Propagating a bonsai from seed
18(4)
Shaping an upright tree without wire
20(1)
Shaping an upright tree with wire
21(1)
Propagating a bonsai from cuttings
22(2)
Creating bonsais from young or pot plants
24(2)
Training a pot plant
24(2)
Seeds, cuttings or pot plants?
26(2)
The mechanics of bonsai
28(4)
Branch pruning
28(1)
Root pruning
29(1)
Wiring
30(1)
Suspended wiring
31(1)
Caring for your bonsai
32(16)
Position
32(2)
Light
32(1)
Temperature
32(1)
Humidity
33(1)
Air flow
34(1)
Soil
34(4)
Soil mixes for bonsais
34(2)
Planting a bonsai in its container
36(1)
Changing the soil
36(2)
Watering
38(4)
To pour or to immerse?
38(2)
Water quality
40(2)
Feeding
42(3)
Inorganic fertilizers
42(1)
Slow-release fertilizers
42(1)
Organic fertilizers
42(3)
Pests and diseases
45(3)
White fly
45(1)
Spider mites
45(1)
Scale insects
46(1)
Mealy bugs
46(1)
Greenfly
47(1)
Fungi
47(1)
A-Z of indoor bonsai species
48(60)
Index 108

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