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Herbal Bonsai: Practicing the Art with Fast-Growing Herbs

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    Richard W. Bender(Author)

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The art of bonsai, as traditionally practised, calls for training shrubs and trees to mimic -- in miniature -- the gnarled ancients of forest and crag. Those traditional specimens may need more than fifty years to mature, but by using woody herbs, you can get comparable effects in less than one year. Rosemary, scented geraniums, the thymes, and many other easily grown herbs are ideal for bonsai. In this book, horticulturist Richard W Bender shares his innovative technique, providing you with advice on choosing the appropriate herbs for the kinds of bonsai you wish to create. Practical instructions guide you through every step of the process.

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  • PDF | 2 pages
  • Richard W. Bender(Author)
  • Stackpole Books (1 Dec. 1996)
  • English
  • 9
  • Home & Garden

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  • By wogan on 6 April 2011

    Why wait 125 years to have the perfect bonsai when you can create one quickly with herbs by reading this book. That is the theme of this book. It is an out of the ordinary idea, but from the very few pictures in here, not many of them really look liked true bonsai; so just realize that. The illustrations are mostly black and white line drawings that really look more like trees than the herbs that are used. Those drawings that do look like real bonsai do not identify the herb that can be used to achieve this. I wish more of the herbs in these types of drawings were identified. The 8 pages of colour pictures do have the herbs identified and they look wonderful, but the black and white illustrations are often confusing.Included is an interesting history of bonsai, selecting and training the herb and how to develop a mature bonsai in one growing season. Caring for the bonsai and displaying it are also covered. Some sources with addresses are given, but do not include phone numbers or web sites.This is an interesting idea, but for the most part the finished plants do not equal or really look like traditional bonsai.


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