The exquisite art of bonsai is beautifully explained in this
authoritative, practical handbook, which takes readers from a first
foray into the world of miniature trees to a level of considerable
expertise. It's packed with information and illustrations
detailing every facet of this classic hobby, from aesthetics and
anatomy to cultivation, propagation and pruning. A beautiful
photographic compendium displays the top 24 species, both outdoor
"Bonsai books abound, but [this] may convince me to try again. It combines aesthetic appreciation with lucid practical advice, along with helpful drawings. Prescott deals with almost every facet of the art-from the proper tools, to watering, feeding, root pruning, soil types, pots and branch wiring-in a way that is truly encouraging."--"Washington Post Book World"
David Prescott created his first bonsai - a Scots pine - from seed at the age of eight. He has since become a full-time bonsai expert, having learned from teachers such as well-known and widely published Colin Lewis, who acted on consultant on this book. David lives near Manchester, England.