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Classical bonsai art

Classical Bonsai Art : a half century of bonsai study
by William N. Valavanis

Classical Bonsai Art : a half century of bonsai study is the distillation of the fifty year passion of William N. Valavanis which has been freely shared around the world. Some of the finest bonsai created in the United States can be appreciated in this book where the historical information, photographs and tips will help you with your own bonsai training. This book is organized to first introduce classical bonsai art and styles and is followed by describing the techniques for deciduous, narrow leaf evergreen, flowering and fruiting as well as shohin bonsai.

Throughout this book, over 675 photographs clearly show the work of a bonsai artist who has dedicated his life to the expansion, promotion, and refinement of bonsai. Specialized techniques are show and explained for developing and improving your own bonsai. Growing tips for producing healthy bonsai are shared, based on a half century of experience and research. Refinement techniques for deciduous, narrow leaf evergreen, flowering and fruiting bonsai are provided.

Classical Bonsai Art is included in our New Books List for June 22, 2015.

William N. Valavanis is also publisher and editor of the quarterly journal International Bonsai, held by Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library.

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