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LORENZ BOOKS


THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO JAPANESE GARDENING AND GROWING BONSAI


Essential advice, step-by-step techniques and projects, plans, plant listings and over 1500 photographs and illustrations


Charles Chesshire and Ken Norman PUB DATE:


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Feb 2011 (UK) May 2011 (US) UK £16.99/US $35.00 (P) 512 (K512)


220 x 168mm/83 9780754820918 0 7548 2091 2


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• A practical encyclopedia of two classic and popular horticultural arts combined in one unique volume


• Explains the history, inspiration and traditions of the techniques of Japanese gardening and bonsai, with stunning authentic examples from around the world


• Learn how to create the five main Japanese garden styles – pond, dry, tea, stroll and courtyard gardens – with structured advice and practical projects


• Discover all the basic bonsai techniques and the methods for creating 15 classic shapes from semi- cascade and twin trunk to root-in-rock and literati


• Two plant directories present a selection of key plants, shrubs and trees, with advice on flowering habits, growth stages and hardiness


• Over 1500 photographs include plans and diagrams, step-by-step sequences, and inspirational images


About the Authors


Charles Chesshire has designed gardens in the United States and Britain, and is a consultant to Sudeley Castle Gardens in Gloucestershire, England. He has worked as curator of the National Collection of Clematis. He lectures widely and gives garden tours in the west of Britain.


Ken Norman is President of the Sussex Bonsai Group and Vice President of the Wessex Bonsai Society. He demonstrates the art of bonsai in the UK and has received six Gold Medals at Chelsea Flower Show. He won the 2006 Garden Media Guild’s Enthusiasts' Book of the Year Award.


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Japanese gardening and bonsai are both living art forms, precise disciplines in which natural elements and plant growth are planned and formed for visual, spiritual and symbolic effect. Part one on Japanese Gardening looks at the historical development of a unique design style. It introduces the five garden types and explains the classic features. Part two on Growing Bonsai shows how to find the best bonsai forms and presents a gallery of over 40 specimens. It explains all the techniques, and step- by-step sequences show 15 bonsai shapes. Both parts conclude with useful plant directories. An inspirational guide with practical expertise to master both arts.


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