Author(s): Jon Ardle
"Bonsai" in the original Chinese and Japanese means "plant in a container". In western usage this has come to mean a tree grown in a container, conforming in all respects to a normal tree except for its miniature size. The cultivation of bonsai depends on careful selection of suitable specimens, skillful root pruning and potting and regular attention thereafter. This concise, illustrated handbook is an invaluable reference tool for both amateur gardeners and experienced growers alike. The straightforward approach to essential techniques, together with advice on tackling pests and other problems and the directory of recommended species will ensure successful results.
A self purchase for hobby gardeners of both sexes and any age A gift purchase for amateur gardeners Expert information by a specialist in the field Endorsement from the UK's leading gardening authority, the Royal Horticultural Society, who now has more than 353,000 members An attractive package for any gardener One of 12 titles in this relaunched RHS Wisley Handbook series
Jon Ardle is the features editor of the RHS magazine The Garden. He is also a freelance journalist and specialist in the cultivation of bonsai. He lives in Peterborough.
Introduction; How to grow; Where to grow; Choosing plants; Pests and diseases; Glossary and further information; Index