Growing Bonsai: A Practical Encyclopedia by Ken Norman
A masterly account for beginners and experts alike. Explains: 1) How to choose the best trees and shrubs for creating bonsai; 2) How to display bonsai; 3) Contains an invaluable visual directory of over 40 of the most suitable bonsai plants; 4) Step-by-step information on all the basic bonsai techniques; and 5) How-to sequences show how to design and style 15 classic bonsai shapes. Ken Norman has been growing bonsai for over forty years. He and his wife Ann have an important collection of bonsai permanently displayed at Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England. Ken is a past Chairman of both the Federation of British Bonsai Societies (FOBBS) and the Friends of the National Bonsai Collection (FNBC). He is also a founder member, past Chairman and current President of the Sussex Bonsai Group and has been involved in organizing national and international bonsai conventions. Ken and Ann have been awarded six Gold Medals at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show, including a Gold Medal at Chelsea 2004.