Master the Art of Bonsai Trees by Martha McRay

Master the Art of Bonsai Trees

By Martha McRay

  • Release Date: 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Gardening
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The Japanese believe in simplicity when it comes to aesthetics. What could be more simplistic and beautiful than a simple crafted tiny version of a normal sized tree? The art of bonsai has been around for years. Its culture is deeply rooted in the Asian culture and it adds not only a touch of class to your garden and home, but it also can provide a beautifully sedate focus for relaxation and meditation right in your own home. This is the art of bonsai. You take a tree that is meant to grow many feet tall and allowing it to grow only a foot or two. Many people new to bonsai are daunted by the task that awaits them. After all, growing bonsai takes time. It takes patience and diligence to craft your own bonsai work of art, and in a world of instant gratification like ours, it’s often difficult for people to wait to see results in their work. You will learn so much about yourself and what you are capable of when you start your bonsai journey …and patience will be one of those things. Bonsai is much more than simply gardening. It can give you insights into yourself. Some say that the art of bonsai is the slowest sculpture in the world, however, it’s difficult to figure out which is being sculptured -- the tree or the person. Even though the tree is small, the rewards to oneself are HUGE! With the benefits of this book, you will learn how to craft your own bonsai tree into a beautiful work of art. Inside these pages, you will find tons of information to help you in creating a bonsai you can be proud of. Taking a tree and cultivating it into a miniature form of itself is an art form and YOU can create that art …This guide will help you along your way. You’ll not only get information on bonsai trees, you’ll learn how to craft them into a work of art. We’ll tell you how to: - Plant your bonsai - Prune and trim your bonsai into the style you want - Wire the tree - When and how to water and fertilize - Repotting the plant - Where and how to display your bonsai - Taking care of outdoor bonsai in cold weather - And much, MUCH more! By growing and viewing these miniature masterpieces, you’ll see this quote come to life and realize that when we take the time to craft life, it can make everything else seem much smaller in comparison! Life takes time to make it what you want it to be. But once you get to the point where you are living your dreams, you can take a step back and say “Wow! That was certainly worth it!” It’s the same way when you start growing bonsai. From the moment you leave the nursery with your seedling to the first time you wire the tree’s trunk, you’ll see how we can take not only the tree, but our lives as well and mold them into what we envision in our minds. In many ways you can learn about a lot about life through the art of bonsai. This book gives you step-by-step instructions from getting started, to cultivating a beautiful natural masterpiece that you can be proud of for years to come! Bonsai is a satisfying and beautiful way to show off your gardening and growing skills and you won’t believe how relaxing and fulfilling this great hobby is. You deserve to find that fulfillment in your gardening. This book can help you on your road toward a fulfilling bonsai hobby today.


  • Very ordinary

    By RWGW
    This book is a very basic guide and only contains information readily available elsewhere. Even though basic, it would be little use even to a beginner as it is very bereft of illustrations. Do not waste your money!