Bonsai Gardening Secrets Review
Bonsai Gardening Secrets
A few years ago I was researching online for more information on bonsai instructions that I could use for my beginner’s classes that I teach at a local nursery.
I have many hard copies of bonsai books from around the world that I regularly reference during my classes, and my 20 years of growing bonsai gave me confidence that what I was teaching was up to date and relevant.
I came across bonsai gardening secrets and although a little dubious at the time (as I had never purchased an e-book before) the cost seemed small for all that the booked promised to teach me.
After downloading my new book and several bonus books that came with it, I proceeded to print out 97 pages (I hate reading stuff off a computer screen!) and began to read what I believe to be the most comprehensive guide on the subject of bonsai I have ever seen!
Although a little conflicting with some of the theories and beliefs of other bonsai experts, I found Erik’s point of view very relevant and prompted me to reassess some of the ways in which I train and care for my own bonsai collection.
Easy to follow
Bonsai Gardening Secrets is an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide on how to grow your own bonsai trees.
If you are a complete beginner and never tried to grow your own bonsai, this book will show you all you need to know.
You’ll learn how to select the right plant and style for your bonsai (there are 14 major styles to choose from), how to plant, water and take care of your tree for years to come
The book has 97 pages and is written in an easy-to-understand language, without any scientific jargon.
The main benefit I gained from it was the way Erik has explained specific rules for the major parts of bonsai. The trunk, the branches, the pot and even rules regarding the culture of bonsai.
Just like any other art form, bonsai has specific categories that styles and varieties fall into. Although I don’t like the word “RULES” as this gives the impression that there is no room for personal expression, the rules that he has written helped me reassess a lot of my own bonsai collection and improve their overall quality.
Information I had not found elsewhere
After reading so many other bonsai books previously, and spending hours online researching and reading hundreds of articles, I was surprised at how much information was in bonsai gardening secrets that I had not found elsewhere!
There is a lot of information that if your a beginner might not yet be relevant, but if you wish to make growing bonsai a lifelong passion then you will definitely use this information in time.
Bonsai Gardening Secrets goes all the way from choosing the best bonsai trees for a beginner, to repotting, pruning and fertilizing your bonsai for optimum health.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough for anyone who is interested in, or serious about learning the art of bonsai.
Most of the pictures in this book are a bit small and not all that inspiring, but I suppose I have a lot of other books that make up for that!
Growing bonsai has been a past time of mine for many years and the satisfaction that you can experience when a tree truly starts to take shape is something you have to experience for your self to understand.
Many people over the years have admired my collection of trees and commented on how they too had a bonsai once but it died, usually due to their lack of knowledge on caring for bonsai trees.
Give your bonsai a chance at living
If you, like so many others, want to get the best from your bonsai then reading bonsai gardening secrets could really make the difference between life and death (for your poor little tree I mean!)
Growing a quality Japanese bonsai could certainly be a talking point when visitors come around and see your bonsai proudly displayed on your coffee table or ornamental stand.
This introduction to Japanese culture could be the starting point for a much larger theme or focal point in your house or garden.
With urban expansion and yard sizes and gardens having to be kept at a minimum, having bonsai can be a great alternative, several trees set out in a courtyard evokes the feeling of calm and tranquil while pruning and shaping your little trees sometimes almost puts you in a meditative state as you lock out the outside world and focus purely on creating a living art form!
learn how to bonsai
Growing bonsai has many wonderful benefits, so learning how to go about caring and training your trees properly, and keep them alive and healthy for many years is all part of the challenge!
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