This charming, beautifully photographed beginner's guide from a trusted bonsai expert covers all the basics to keep your bonsai alive and happy.
Jonas Dupuich, founder of the #1 bonsai blog in the U.S., shares his passion and expert advice with anyone looking to learn more about bonsai in this modern, entry-level guide to an ancient art.
Filled with photos of stunning, inspiring trees, The Little Book of Bonsai provides simple, clear, effective guidance on bonsai care, including wiring, watering, pruning, pests, disease, tools, repotting, fertilizing, and more. Dupuich covers indoor and outdoor bonsai care, selecting the right container, displaying your bonsai, and choosing different species with clear, step-by-step photos to help you cultivate your trees with confidence.
With its stylish, full-color design and fresh take on a captivating pastime, The Little Book of Bonsai makes a gorgeous gift for oneself or for others.
About the Author
Jonas Dupuich is a full-time, award-winning bonsai expert and creator of Bonsai Tonight, one of the top bonsai websites in the world. He tours the country, giving bonsai classes, lectures, and workshops, and he has been featured in major bonsai publications including International Bonsai Magazine and Bonsai: The Journal of the American Bonsai Society.
“Marvelously written and photographed…this book is a great guide for making bonsai basics easier.”—Golden Statements: The Magazine of Golden State Bonsai Federation
“A well written, beautifully illustrated introductory book on the development of bonsai. In fact, I wish that I had this book on my shelf when I first jumped into growing trees many years ago . . . This little book would fit very well into a beginner’s library but it also has numerous nuggets for the experienced practitioner.”—American Bonsai Society Journal
“The book is small in size, but it is packed with fascinating and practical information about these unique trees, which are attracting attention among beginner gardeners searching for alternatives to small-scale succulents as well as ways to bring a sense of tranquility to their homes, inside and out.”—Oregon Live
“We have waited a long time for a concise introductory bonsai book written by an expert, and we finally have it. Dupuich’s book has the earmarks of a classic.”—Michael Hagedorn, author of Post-Dated: The Schooling of an Irreverent Bonsai Monk
“This well written and beautifully illustrated book covers bonsai care along with authoritative information for creating your own bonsai. Highly recommended for beginners.”—William N. Valavanis, publisher of International Bonsai magazine and founder of the U.S. National Bonsai Exhibition
“Without the proper guidance and understanding, bonsai can be challenging. The Little Book of Bonsai helps you develop your vision, see nature at its best, and re-create it in a smaller size. With Dupuich as your guide, your bonsai journey can begin!”—Kathy Shaner, curator of the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California
“Dupuich has the best bonsai blog online, so it’s not surprising that The Little Book of Bonsai is the best book for new bonsai enthusiasts.”—Boon Manakitivipart, award-winning bonsai artist and teacher