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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17249

hi everyone, could anyone recommend a good bonsai book? i have 1 by Dan Barton, and 2 others,i also had one other but it was really pants. i like reading about bonsai and there are some good tips in each one, theres loads to choose from and i cant afford them all!
id appreciate any recommendations
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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17250

My first book was "Pocket encyclopedia of bonsai" by Harry Tomlinson. I think a good guide, i still refer back to it.
For a bit more advanced "Bonsai master class" by Craig Coussins, its got great pics and info from around the world.
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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17254

Majesty in miniature, Morten Albek.

www.stonelantern.com/Bonsai_Books_How_to...i_tree_care_s/35.htm

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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17260

thanks alot ill have a look on amazon for them!!
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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17264

I recently bought that book!
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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17267

which one?
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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17273

Lee Beckett wrote: which one?


Majesty in miniature, Morten Albek.

It looks real nice, seems like a very interesting book, but somehow reading books isn't my thing... I'm too much used to watching things on my monitor.

It is about Shohin. I really should start reading it, as that's a size I'm pretty much interested in.
Advantage of smaller sized bonsai is that it takes less time to develop them :)
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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17278

Harry Harrington has written 3 very good books, bonsai4me.com But there are many good books, I have several by Peter Adams, also John Naka. Craig Cousins also has written some good ones as has Peter Chan. Plenty to choose from.
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bonsai books? 2 years 10 months ago #17279

m5eaygeoff wrote: Harry Harrington has written 3 very good books, bonsai4me.com


Yes, those are very good books... They are:

1. Bonsai Basics. The Foundations of Bonsai.
2. Bonsai Inspirations 1
3. Bonsai Inspirations 2

I have them all :whistle: Also, Harry Tomlinson has published a good book. It treats the fundamentals as well and has a lot of good images of trees. Also it presents a lot of species care guides. This one is:

"The Complete Book of Bonsai"

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