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The Ancient Art of Bonsai

The Ancient Art of Bonsai

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By Amboru Kato Kimura, sedj


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Book Details
 Price
 2.00
 Pages
 120 p
 File Size 
 9,253 KB
 File Type
 PDF format
 ISBN-13
 ISBN-10
 978-0-4700-4287-833
 0-4700-4287-76
 Copyright©   
 2007 by Amboru Kato Kimura, sedj

"You ask me why I dwell in the green mountain;
I smile and make no reply for my heart is free of care.
As the peach blossom which flows downstream and is gone into the unknown,
I have a world apart that is not among men."
-- Li Po


Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 - The history of bonsai
• Penjing: History, aesthetics & spiritual background
• The ancient arts of bonsai and penjing
• Zen and the art of bonsai maintenance

CHAPTER 2 - Acquiring & caring for bonsai
• Creating your own bonsai
• Purchasing a tree
• Sunlight
• Watering
• Misting
• Fertilizing
• Repotting
• Trimming & pruning
• Pests & diseases
• Winter care

CHAPTER 3 - Styles of bonsai trees

CHAPTER 4 - Shaping the bonsai
• How to prune bonsai trees

CHAPTER 5 - How to train your bonsai tree
• How to begin
• Wiring a bonsai tree
• Dealing with breaks
• Care after wiring
• Removing the wire

CHAPTER 6 - Additional training techniques
• Tying
• Weighting
• Spreading
• Snugging
• Potting

CHAPTER 7 - Displaying your bonsai outdoors

CHAPTER 8 - Special bonsai plantings
• Rock plantings
• Group plantings
• Saikei, bonseki and bonkei

CHAPTER 9 - Trees suitable for bonsai culture

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