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Bountiful Bonsai: Create Instant Indoor Container Gardens
with Edible Fruits, Herbs and Flowers by Richard W. Bender

Bonsai—the Japanese art of training plants to form elegant sculptures—is an age-old craft that appeals to gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Bountiful Bonsai presents a radical, new approach that applies bonsai techniques to everyday container gardening, instantly turning houseplants and herbs into beautiful and unusual bonsai sculptures!

Bonsai expert Richard Bender not only expects his plants to look good but also expects to yield pleasant fragrances, fresh herbs and fruits for his table. He shows readers how to create "instant bonsai" by shaping a range of common houseplants, including:

  • Fragrant hibiscus and jasmine
  • Kitchen herbs such as rosemary and thyme
  • Luscious fruits like cherries and oranges
  • Medicinals such as tea tree and camphor laurel

This beautifully illustrated volume provides all the information you need to get started, from plant choice advice to care requirements and bonsai "carving" tips. Suitable for indoor gardening, or shaping exquisite bonsai fruit trees for outside gardens, Bender turns a finicky art into a hobby accessible to all. Bonsai have graced Japanese homes for centuries; now they can yield useful crops that will simultaneously satisfy your artistic sensibility and also provide some wonderful meals!

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Horticulture, Japanese Gardens, Ornamental Plants, Container Gardening

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https://www.amazon.com/Bountiful-Bonsai-Instant-Container-Gardens-ebook/dp/B00PJ2JUU0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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Herbal Bonsai by Richard Bender

Looks at the history of the art of bonsai and offers advice on growing an herbal bonsai, discussing herb selection, training, potting, shaping, and more

Genre: Gardening & Landscape Design, Crafts, Hobbies & Home Gardening & Landscape Design, Japanese Gardens

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Bonsai-Richard-Bender/dp/0811727882/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

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About The Author: Richard W. Bender (1953- ) was born in St. Louis, MO and grew up in an Ozark rural lifestyle yet with a very large high school less than one hour from downtown St. Louis. The combination of a rural life connected to nature and the cultural advantages of the large high school and city provided a unique perspective that is reflected in his writings for several newspapers and magazines including Horticulture, Field & Stream and The Herbal Companion. After graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management and two years in neuroscience grad school he moved to Colorado in 1985 where he operated Bonsai By Bender for more than 20 years, supplying unique bonsai to clients like the Missouri Botanic Gardens, Franklin Park Conservatory (Columbus, OH,) Portland(OR) Classical Chinese Garden and the COMO Park Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. His first book, Herbal Bonsai was in print for 15 years. Bountiful Bonsai was released in January of 2015. Bender is currently writing the book Wild Winemaking for Storey Publishing and is currently writing about several other new projects including life as a musician and joining the circus.

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At 7:51pm on December 7, 2017, Dutch Rhudy said…

Hi Richard

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At 8:12pm on December 6, 2017, Cold Coffee Cafe said…

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Herbal Bonsai
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Gardening & Landscape Design, Crafts, Hobbies & Home Gardening & Landscape Design, Japanese Gardens
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