The Secret Techniques of Bonsai: A Guide to Starting, Raising, and Shaping Bonsai

Author: 
Masakuni Kawasumi II and Masakuni Kawasumi III
Publisher: 
Kodansha USA
Publication Date: 
2013
ISBN: 
978-1-568-36543-5

Cloth, 111 pp., $29.00

Masakuni Kawasumi II and his son continue in the family profession of training bonsai into perfect forms. This book, in translation by Kay Yokota, addresses the basics and techniques of pruning, using a new design of metal cutters. Photographs of their most recent design in branch and twig cutters illustrate those that are most effective in removal of woody parts. Gardeners will find these designs effective not only in the highly specialized work of bonsai but also in removing branches of many other woody plants.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
15
Number: 
6