GROWING BONSAI A Practical Encyclopedia
The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Bonsai: The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Creating, Growing, and Displaying Bonsai with Over 800 Photographs
The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Bonsai: The Essential
Bonsai, an ancient tradition with its origins in China, is a fascinating 'living art' that captures the beauty and strength of trees and shrubs in miniature. Developed as a fine art form in Japan, it inspires and intrigues gardeners the world over. Starting with a fascinating introduction to bonsai, the book defines and describes this ancient craft, explaining the best trees and shrubs to use as well as the importance of bonsai size, proportion and aesthetics. The art of displaying bonsai is also examined in some detail, with useful advice on pots and containers, display stands, accessories and accent planting, as well as how to display bonsai indoors and outdoors. A beautifully illustrated section on the bonsai year looks at growing seasonal bonsai, from the glory of cerise azaleas in spring to the flaming colours of autumn acers, while a photographic gallery provides stunning images of over 40 mature bonsai specimens, with statistical information on their age and the method of training. The essential techniques of this precise art form are clearly described, and there is practical guidance on tools and equipment, propagation, and soil types, as well as on basic pruning, shaping and wiring. There is also advice on advanced bonsai techniques for creating beautiful flowering and f...
- Brand: Natl Book Network
- ASIN: 0754821803
Indoor Bonsai for Beginners: Selection - Care - Training
Indoor Bonsai for Beginners: Selection - Care -
Creating beautiful, healthy bonsai is a wonderful skill that anyone can learn, with a little time, patience, and this all-inclusive manual. With color photos and drawings to illustrate the points, it introduces all the cultivation techniques; offers expert advice on location, soil types, watering, and pest control; and provides intricate instruction on training the bonsai--including pruning, wiring and stretching it. An A-to-Z guide of all the popular species showcases varieties that range from a flowering Camellia Japonica, with its beautiful smooth stem, to an easy-to-care for Olive tree. Each entry gives some background on the plant, and includes suggestions for acquiring the bonsai and directions on how to position it in the room for best results.
- Brand: Octopus Publishing Group
- ASIN: 1844033503
Bonsai: The Beginners Guide
Bonsai: The Beginners
How often do I need to water my Bonsai tree? Should I prune my tree? Although caring for a Bonsai tree is not nearly as difficult as most people believe, you need to learn about some basic techniques in order to keep your tree thriving. Our beginners guide contains all the essential information you need in order to succeed. It covers the basic techniques, well illustrated with over two hundred images, and explains everything you need to know in an understandable way. The book includes: - Over 200 stunning images - Over 100 pages - Explanations of the basic techniques - Care guides on the 10 most popular tree species - Background on the history, definition and styles Bonsai Empire is the world's most visited Bonsai website and has provided beginners with quality information for over a decade. We have developed this guide to help you get a taste of this fascinating and living art, and hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!
- ASIN: 1981264159
Bonsai (101 Essential Tips)
Bonsai (101 Essential
Everything you need to know about bonsai care, maintenance, design, and arrangement. With clear explanations of bonsai and what it is, these 101 easy-to-grasp tips have everything you need to get the results you want.Build knowledge and confidence with this must-have pocket guide, filled with the essentials you're looking for including pointers and advice on cultivating bonsai plants. Create a sense of balance and serenity in your home with these beautiful miniature trees and bring the ancient practice into the 21st century. Using a step-by-step approach, 101 Essential Tips: Bonsai explains design and style principles, which containers to use, how to cultivate a bonsai plant and more. Learn about the different suitable species, from Japanese red maple to Scots pine, find out how to prune, reshape with wiring, implement Saikei and rock planting, and develop a watering routine to keep your living art healthy.Whether you want to build on your basic skills or become an expert, 101 Essential Tips: Bonsai is right for you. This pocket guide is chock-full of information to guide you, inspire you, and give you the knowledge and confidence you're looking for.
- Brand: Tomlinson, Harry/ Watson, Carol
- ASIN: 0789496879
- UPC: 635517096873
Bonsai: The Art of Growing and Keeping Miniature Trees
Bonsai: The Art of Growing and Keeping Miniature
For everyone from beginners to masters, the one essential book to growing, grooming, and caring for your bonsai tree.Bonsai is the ancient craft of carefully regulating the growth and shape of trees in order to produce miniature versions of mature trees. Dating back over one thousand years to ancient Japan, bonsai trees are some of the most beautiful and meticulously looked-after plants in the world, and in recent years bonsai have exploded in popularity in the Western world.Bonsai, written by world-renowned bonsai expert Peter Chan, is the essential compendium for anyone interested in trying out bonsai for the first time or adding more bonsai to their existing collections, detailing everything you need to know about buying and maintaining a magnificent bonsai tree, including: How to pick the right bonsai for you Tools and supplies to ensure your bonsai prospers How to shape your bonsai into different styles How different pots affect the growth of your bonsai And much more!With hundreds of color photographs and easy-to-read directions and explanations on a variety of subjects, Bonsai is the only book you’ll ever need to successfully start and maintain your own beautiful bonsai tree collection.
- ASIN: B01DRY0R9E
Growing Bonsai Indoors (BBG Guides for a Greener Planet)
Growing Bonsai Indoors (BBG Guides for a Greener
This one-stop guide provides everything bonsai aficionados need to know about buying, growing, and styling their plants with confidence, using sustainable and organic practices. Featuring fully illustrated color photos and line drawings, Growing Bonsai Indoors presents 20 common and unusual tropical and subtropical trees best suited for indoor cultivation. With illuminating articles from some of the top North American bonsai experts—including Julian Velasco, curator of the Bonsai Collection at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Pauline Muth, president of the American Bonsai Society—keeping bonsai alive and thriving indoors has never been easier.
- ASIN: 188953885X
The Secret Techniques of Bonsai: A Guide to Starting, Raising, and Shaping Bonsai
The Secret Techniques of Bonsai: A Guide to
In The Secret Techniques of Bonsai, the author of the groundbreaking Bonsai With American Trees teams up with his son to offer not only the basics for creating perfect bonsai, but also secret techniques they’ve developed over years of careful work and observation.The Kawasumis provide detailed, easy-to-follow information about growing bonsai from seedlings or beginner plants; expert advice on shaping, pruning, training, grafting and repotting trees; and new techniques for using tools. And, although the Kawasumi family is worldrenowned for their bonsai tool design, their instructions allow gardeners to improvise with other readily-accessible bonsai, gardening or even simple workshop tools. Step-by-step photographs accompany the text, many in full-color.Masakuni Kawasumi III, the first qualified tree doctor for bonsai in Japan, contributes his unique insights to make this an invaluable resource for beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike.
- Brand: Kodansha
- ASIN: 1568365438
Bonsai Basics: A Step-By-Step Guide To Growing, Training & General Care
Bonsai Basics: A Step-By-Step Guide To Growing, Training
This simple guide for first-time bonsai growers, with easy instructions and more than 200 full-color photos and drawings, covers selecting a hardy specimen; the essentials of pruning, wiring, and aging; and keeping your bonsai healthy. Learn the many styles of bonsai shaping, important tree forms, forest groupings, and more.
- Brand: Pessey, Christian/ Samson, Remy
- ASIN: 0806903279
- UPC: 049725003279
Introduction to Bonsai: Growing and Appreciating Bonsai Across the Globe
Introduction to Bonsai: Growing and Appreciating Bonsai Across
LEARN ABOUT THE FASCINATING ART OF BONSAI Rob Kempinski, internationally recognized bonsai artist and author, introduces newcomers to the pleasing art of growing miniature trees in a container. He shows how masterful bonsai can be and then guides you through all the basic knowledge you need to start your own bonsai and having fun doing it. In the book you'll find: How to appreciate bonsai trees, What types to use, Where to find them, How to shape them, How to grow them, and Tips to display them. This book introduces the art of bonsai regardless of one’s location and explains how to appreciate, make, and grow bonsai for fulfillment and joy. It starts by offering the key points of bonsai appreciation and style. It then describes basic varieties of bonsai that will work for enthusiasts in various parts of the world. It explains the important aspects of growing bonsai, and how to create them from raw material, giving a few case studies to illustrate the process. It concludes by introducing the various ways to arrange bonsai for healthy growth, and how to display them for personal and public appreciation. Full of beautiful photos and illustrations, it is a must have for anyone interested in bonsai.
- ASIN: 1098773462
Bonsai Trees: All about growing, trimming, sculpting and pruning beautiful bonsai trees (Correct Times)
Bonsai Trees: All about growing, trimming, sculpting
"""Bonsai art is the display of a landscape - without the landscape."" --NobuKajiwara This quote couldn't be truer. Growing and sculpting bonsai trees can be quite a satisfying hobby. It is a hobby however, that requires a tremendous amount of patience. When you take a simple sapling and mould it to your desire, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful piece of art you can truly be proud of! The term bonsai literally means plant in a pot or tray planting. Bonsai however is much more than simply a plant in a pot. The goal of bonsai is to create the appearance of great size and age. This is accomplished by creating a bonsai with strong roots that extend in all directions, creating a sense of stability, a large trunk which tapers as it goes upward, a clear apex, and well formed and well placed branches. These features all combine to create a careful blend of symmetry, balance and proportion. It also must be displayed in a pot, which harmonizes well with the plant material. Bonsai is the art of growing trees in a confined space to simulate certain environmental conditions such as great age, extreme weathering, twisted or contorted form, landscape, or other factors. Bonsai trees are modeled on and take inspiration from nature. The idea of bonsai is to recreate some of nature's most stunnin...
- ASIN: 1500942022
The Bonsai Bible: The definitive guide to choosing and growing bonsai
The Bonsai Bible: The definitive guide to choosing
The Japanese and Chinese have been creating bonsai trees for centuries and it is now an internationally popular pastime. This compact and stylish guide will provide everything you need to know to grow bonsai successfully, including shaping with wires, watering, seasonal maintenance, tackling common ailments, choosing the right container, feeding and repotting. A directory of over 90 of the most popular species, illustrated with beautiful photographs, will enable you to find the tree that is right for you.
- ASIN: B00MTXJDKY
Love You Forever
A young woman holds her newborn sonAnd looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever I'll like you for always As long as I'm living My baby you'll be." So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, Love You Forever has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French)
- Color: Blue
- Brand: Firefly Books
- ASIN: 0920668372
- UPC: 038332177206
Your First Bonsai: A Beginners Guide To Bonsai Growing, Bonsai Care and Understanding The Bonsai
Your First Bonsai: A Beginners Guide To Bonsai
Your First Bonsai - A Beginners Guide To Bonsai Growing, Bonsai Care and Understanding The BonsaiWould you like to know how to grow and care for a Bonsai tree?To many people, looking after a Bonsai is a mystery. I too started out as an inexperienced bonsai gardener many years ago and unfortunately, not many experts were around to help me with my first couple of growing experiences. Let’s just say they didn't turn out as planned!I have written this book to aid you to grow your first bonsai. It will help you through the process, even if you do not have much, or any, prior knowledge about these wonderful miniature trees. We will look at picking the correct bonsai for your first tree, how to create the perfect environment for your tree, how to feed and water your tree, the tools you will need to help you in growing your bonsai as well the important tasks of pruning and repotting. Luckily, I spent some time searching for resources and slowly but surely I learnt how to grow a bonsai. Not perfectly at first, but the more I learnt, the easier it got.This book is designed to help complete beginners on how to grow, care for, and ultimately understand the BonsaiHere's A Preview Of What's InsideAn Introduction To The BonsaiThe Easiest Type of Bonsai To Grow For BeginnersCreating The Perfe...
- ASIN: B00UPDX4IM
Successful Bonsai Growing (Practical Gardening Series)
Successful Bonsai Growing (Practical Gardening
A guide to art of bonsai, this volume deals with the basic principles of growing these trees. It covers the basic styles and how to develop them, describes sources for bonsai material and shows how to train and prune bonsai specimens.
- Brand: Brand: Ward Lock Ltd
- ASIN: 0706370406
Choosing and Growing Bonsai
Choosing and Growing
Bonsai are both eye-catching and extremely popular-and this directory of more than 80 trees details their characteristics and explains how to look after them to get the best results. With stunning photography, and detailed instructions for choosing and growing a plant, it's ideal for both beginners and enthusiasts alike. There's advice on essential tools and getting started, on maintaining trees throughout the year, and on solving such frequently encountered problems as dropped or browning leaves. Techniques for nurturing and styling your plant will help you make to make the most of this horticultural art form, and guarantee that your tree stays healthy and beautiful for years to come.
- Brand: Brand: Hamlyn
- ASIN: 0600614425
Bonsai for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Bonsai Growing, Bonsai Care, and Sculpting for Newcomers
Bonsai for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide to Bonsai
Are You Ready To Learn How To Grow, Maintain & Enjoy The Perfect Bonsai Plants? If So, You've Come To The Right Place! Let me ask you a few quick questions... Would you like to grow bonsai plants, yet fail to know where to start? Have you been gifted a plant before and had it die on you? Are you lacking space in your garden? Would you like to grow an ancient Japanese plant that you can be proud of? If you answered 'Yes!'to any of these questions then Bonsai For Beginners is a must read Here's a preview of what I'm about to teach you in Bonsai for Beginners... An introduction to the Bonsai plant A look into the fascinating history of Bonsai (Including Japan & around the world!) The goals and benefits of growing your own Bonsai plants The immense range of Bonsai species & variations explained How to understand Bonsai size classifications Bonsai containers - choosing the right size, color & design for your Bonsai Aesthetic enhancements - ensuring your Bonsai looks its best The correct way to water, feed and trim your prized Bonsai plant Bonsai soil mixtures (an often neglected yet vital key to a thriving Bonsai plant!) How to shape your Bonsai Caring for your Bonsai the right way (cuttings, grafting, seeds, layeri...
- ASIN: B01BUCNTXQ
The #1 New York Times bestselling novel and basis for the Academy Award-winning film—a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who’s always taken orders quietly, but lately she’s unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She’s full of ambition, but without a husband, she’s considered a failure.Together, these seemingly different women join together to write a tell-all book about work as a black maid in the South, that could forever alter their destinies and the life of a small town...
- Brand: Kathryn Stockett
- ASIN: 0425232204
The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Sprouts Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back to Basics Growing)
The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Sprouts
Sprouts have been a happy addition to many sandwiches, noodle dishes, and side plates at restaurants for decades, and when they are properly grown at home, they can add a much needed boost of both plant protein and fiber to your diet. However, knowing how to properly grow sprouts so that they both thrive and successfully produce year after year can seem like a complex process in many cases if you don’t have the necessary resources to successfully grow them at your disposal. Knowing where they grow, the proper temperatures for cultivation, and the many uses they serve are all necessary steps to being successful in growing sprouts.This book was written with all of these details and many more in mind, guiding you through the complex process of adding a new plant to your garden. You will learn how to take advantage of the core benefits of sprouts, starting with how to recognize the various types of sprouts and what they do for your body. You will learn how they com- pare to other top super foods and vegetables and how to effectively use them to fight cancer, boost your mineral and vitamin intake, increase your raw food intake, cleanse the blood, improve liver function, and generally feel better. Learn how to start growing and juicing your own sprouts as well, using your home, green...
- ASIN: 1601383401
Sproutbrite Bonsai Tree Starter Kit - The 5 Easiest Trees to Grow from Seed Indoors - Complete Gardening Set with Comprehensive Instructions - DIY Mini Plant Growing Kit - Unique Gardening Gift
Sproutbrite Bonsai Tree Starter Kit - The 5
Sproutbrite means “to grow brighter everyday.” We’re just like seeds, we start small & work towards making things bigger & stronger. If you’ve ever considered starting a bonsai tree but thought, “it’s too hard,” now its easier than ever! People of all ages can discover the joy of growing from seed. We’ve taken the guess work out and included everything you’ll need in one place to make your growing experience a rewarding one. A perfect gardening gifts Growing a Bonsai tree from seed is the perfect antidote to the fast-pace of the modern world. Bonsai trees enhance your room, bedroom, library, or anywhere natural light is available for them to grow. Embark on a rewarding journey that teaches patience & discipline. Nurturing a Bonsai tree is a great experience, whether you’re 9 or 90. The Bonsai starter kit includes everything you will need to get started. Enjoy the easy to read growing instructions with step-by-step instructions. Provide a good environment for germination and watch the trees sprout. We've taken the guesswork out of the sometimes challenging task of growing trees from seed. Helpful tips & often made mistakes revealed. Growing a bonsai tree is a challenging activity & we've provided superior materials to help you have the best chance of succes...
- Brand: Sproutbrite
- ASIN: B07DPTT7WQ
- UPC: 866930000332
Bonsai: The Complete Guide To Growing And Cultivating And Shaping Your Bonsai Tree
Bonsai: The Complete Guide To Growing And Cultivating
What are the major types of bonsail trees?How do I cultivate my Bonsai?How often should I water my Bonsai? How do I repot my Bonsai tree?Do I need to prune or trim my Bonsai?Should I keep my Bonsai inside or outside?How do I get those famous Bonsai shapes?How often should I water my Bonsai?This book answers any and all of your questions about Bonsai trees. From growing, shaping, repotting, trimming, watering, it’s all here!While there are some basics you need to learn to keep your Bonsai flourishing, it’s not nearly as difficult as most believe. This book points you in the right direction to get you started and keep your Bonsai’s thriving.Growing Bonsai trees is a true living art form and this book is the perfect beginner’s guide to mastering this art form. Enjoy!If you’re ready to start growing and taking care of your very own Bonsai trees then scroll up and click the ‘Buy Now’ button to begin your journey!
- ASIN: B07R6S1R2W
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book)
The Bonsai Bible: The definitive guide to choosing and growing bonsai (Octopus Bible Series) by Peter Chan (1-Sep-2014) Paperback
RHS The Little Book of Bonsai: Master the Art of Growing Miniature Trees
Bonsai: The Beginner's Guide to Cultivate, Grow, Shape, and Show Off Your Bonsai Tree: Includes History, Styles of Bonsai, Types of Bonsai Trees, Trimming, Wiring, Re-potting, and Watering
Bonsai: The Beginner's Guide to Cultivate, Grow, Shape,
**Buy the Paperback version of this book and get the Kindle eBook version included for FREE**Do I need to prune or trim my Bonsai?Should I keep my Bonsai inside or outside?How do I get those famous Bonsai shapes?How often should I water my Bonsai?This book answers any and all of your questions about Bonsai trees. From growing, shaping, repotting, trimming, watering, it’s all here!While there are some basics you need to learn to keep your Bonsai flourishing, it’s not nearly as difficult as most believe. This book points you in the right direction to get you started and keep your Bonsai’s thriving.Growing Bonsai trees is a true living art form and this book is the perfect beginner’s guide to mastering this art form. Enjoy!If you’re ready to start growing and taking care of your very own Bonsai trees then scroll up and click the ‘Buy Now’ button to begin your journey!
- ASIN: B078SHBZ28
Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit - Mini Bonsai Plant Growing Kit, 4 Types of Seeds, Potting Soil, Pots, Pruning Shears Scissor Tool, Plant Markers, Wood Gift Box, eBook, Indoor Garden Gardening Gifts Idea
Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit - Mini Bonsai
After growing up on small Indiana farms and then moving to the city, our family realized that the art of nurturing and growing plants shouldn't be limited by your geography. We decided to make the craft of farming simple, easy, and accessible for everyone, giving new meaning to home grown for the urban community. That's how Garden Republic was born. In feng shui, the Japanese Bonsai Tree is said to bring good luck but it also provides colorful home or office decor while providing a relaxing hobby. Our Bonsai Starter Kit provides everything you need for indoor and outdoor bonsai seed starting including: 4 of the most popular types of Non-GMO, Grown in the U.S.A bonsai tree seeds that require no stratification or refrigeration and are ready to sow, Steel Bonsai Tree Pruner Clippers or Trimmers for trimming and shaping bonsai trees, 4 burlap jute grow bags, 4 bamboo plant markers that are pre-printed with space for the name of each bonsai tree plant &also provides a space to write your sowed-on date. As a unique gift idea we included a beautiful Real Wood Gift Box with sliding lid and a Complete Instruction booklet with detailed step-by-step directions for pre-sowing, sowing, watering, growing, and providing the best bonsai care to ensure successful growth. We also created videos to...
- Brand: · GARDEN REPUBLIC ·
- ASIN: B07DRQ3382
- UPC: 711841574444
Where the Wild Things Are
Nature's Blossom Bonsai Garden Seed Starter Kit - Easily Grow 4 Types of Miniature Trees Indoors: A Complete Gardening Set Organic Seeds, Soil, Planting Pots, Plant Labels & Growing Guide. Unique Gift
Nature's Blossom Bonsai Garden Seed Starter Kit -
Everything you need to grow 4 beautiful Bonsai trees from seed. Complete seed starter set for nature lovers.Bon·sai - The art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed trees or shrubs. Grow 4 types Of Tree Seeds:☘ Jacaranda Mimosifolia - Mind-blowing purple leaves.☘ Pinus Aristata - A unique tree with beautiful ‘needle’ leaves. Beautiful tree to grow at home.☘ Delonix Regia - Known for its famous flamboyant display of flowers.☘ Picea Mariana - A.K.A Black spruce. Super fun to shape when grown! Your Kit Includes:- 4 Packets Of Organic Seeds- 4 Biodegradable Growing Pots- 4 Compressed Soil Pellets- 4 Plant Markers- Step-by-step Instructions - also sent via emailWhy Should You Choose This Kit?✔ All seeds are ready for sowing. No stratification (refrigeration) is needed.✔ Makes an awesome gift - You can't go wrong with this unusual gift!✔ Great as an indoor plant decor.✔ 100% Organic. 100% Non-GMO. -----PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA---- Get your bonsai kit today!
- Color: Bonsai Trees
- Brand: Nature's Blossom
- ASIN: B01EFX6VMS
- UPC: 646223852899
To Kill a Mockingbird
Growing & Displaying Bonsai
Growing & Displaying
Part art, part horticulture, a properly shaped, trained, and potted bonsai becomes more beautiful with age. Covering every key technique and style, plus cultivation, maintenance, and display, these right-from-the-beginning basics go from root to leaf to bud--the entire lifecycle of a tree. In large, close-up photos, see how they grow, and how to buy and propagate them from seed or cutting. Trim, shape with wire, repot, root prune, and do summer pinching. Most spectacular are the displays, shown in incredibly detailed pictures, with information on preparing them, including choosing a pot. Successfully nurture a handsome, broom-style zelkova, with the branch patterns reflected in the surface root formations; a micro-forest on a slab, with depth and perspective; a simple, but wonderfully effective raft planting; and a dramatic-looking tree with its roots wrapped around a rock.
- Brand: Brand: Sterling
- ASIN: 0806976535
Bonsai Starter Kit + Tool Kit - The Complete Kit to Easily Grow 4 Bonsai Trees from Seed with Comprehensive Guide & Bamboo Plant Markers - Unique Gift Idea
Tips On Growing Bonsai Tree's
Tips On Growing Bonsai
The first steps in growing a bonsai tree can be very therapeutic, it is definitely trial and error.This book has been created to make it as simple as possible for beginners to teach them how to grow their very own Bonsai tree.Here you will learn about different types of bonsai trees, and the basic skills on how to care for your tree by watering, pruning and fertillization.Let’s get you started! You will be amazed by what you can achieve, and you can create your own piece of art work, and it will look beautiful anywhere in your home, you could end up with a bonsai all over your house and garden!
- ASIN: B01G0YMBL0
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and
In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol.This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept.Forty years later, Henry Lee is ...
- Brand: Ballantine Books
- ASIN: 0345505344
Garden Safe Rooting Hormone (93194), Case Pack of 1
Garden Safe Rooting Hormone (93194), Case Pack of
The experts behind Garden Safe brand know home gardening is as much about how you grow as what you grow. Since 2002, Garden Safe brand has delivered garden products including natural-based and botanically derived formulas to growers who prefer to control plant pests and diseases without traditional chemicals. Organic gardeners trust our solutions to keep garden pest control simple – and let nature do the rest. Let goodness grow. Garden Safe Brand Take Root Rooting Hormone grows new plants from cuttings. Use this powder to grow cuttings from your favorite plants, including African violets, roses, poinsettias, philodendrons, geraniums, coleus, woody ornamentals and most other popular home, garden and greenhouse varieties. The cut ends of the cuttings should be slightly moistened before treatment, then stir cut ends in Garden Safe Brand Take Root Rooting Hormone powder. Remove excess powder by tapping on the rim of the container. Plant treated cuttings in a rooting medium such as potting soil. Mist regularly. The active ingredient, indole-3-butyric acid, promotes the development of roots on most popular home, garden and greenhouse plant varieties. This ingredient is similar to the rooting hormone that naturally occurs in plants, indole-3-acetic acid.
- Brand: Garden Safe
- ASIN: B00AA8WPGY
- UPC: 072845931948
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Series)
The World of Ficus Bonsai
The World of Ficus
Jerry Meislik is a well-known bonsai lecturer, demonstrator, teacher and writer. He has written articles for many of the major bonsai publications including Bonsai Journal of the American Bonsai Society and Bonsai Clubs International magazine. Jerry maintains a very active bonsai web site at www.bonsaihunk.us. There are more than 70 articles written by Jerry in various online forums and groups. The author is an acknowledged expert on the genus Ficus as it is applied to the growing of bonsai. He previous book on Figs, Ficus: The Exotic Bonsai was printed in both hard and soft cover editions. This prior book was used as the start and backbone of this new book The World of Ficus Bonsai. This new book is written for the everyday bonsai grower who wishes help in growing, styling and making the best fig bonsai possible from a tree or two and also contains information about figs suitable for the advanced bonsai grower and artist. The book is highly enhanced from the first book as it now contains over 40 Ficus species references that will greatly help the bonsai enthusiast to identify and to grow these specimens. Also included are photos of many Ficus species to aid in identifying the often confusing world of Ficus. There is also a list of Ficus that likely will prove difficult to grow a...
- ASIN: 152553288X