Bonsai Today's Pines Book
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Growing & Styling Japanese Black and White Pines
The definitive book on Japanese pine bonsai. Japanese white and black pines are the crown jewels of bonsai. Their natural elegance and beauty, combined with challenges that are specific to pines, make them perfect candidates for bonsai. Understanding the challenges and subtleties involved makes it possible to style and maintain beautiful black and white pines. Includes: needle reduction and energy balancing (candle pinching, shoot pruning, needle plucking and bud removal), styles and styling, nebari development, branch development, sacrifice branches, bending large branches, shari and jin, rock plantings, transplanting, choosing a pot, plant positioning, growing from seed, care and maintenance, superfeeding, winter-care and much more. Fully illustrated in colour and with stunning gallery photos.
Softcover. 8 1/2 x 11" 184 pages. 300 color photos.