Bonsai is the art of growing trees in small containers. The Little Book of Bonsai celebrates the secret world of growing and owning bonsai. These majestic, miniature trees are easy-to-grow when you know how and force you to connect more with your plants. Now available to buy as a kit, bonsai are an easy gift and have become a covetable collectable, among the new generation of plant enthusiasts. Reaching a popularity that rivals succulents, bonsai are putting down roots as long-lived and easy-care house plants. They aren't just fun to grow but bonsai care is a Japanese art in itself. They have many different needs and this book will show you how to grow and care for your collection of bonsai, including tips on which plants to grow alongside your bonsai to add color and texture. Covering over 50 of the most popular species and their friends, the fine art of pruning and common problems you might experience; learn the secrets to success and grow your own collection. The Little Book of Bonsai is a stylish, fun and gifty package, making it the perfect companion for anyone looking to embark on the latest house plant craze.
About the Author
Matthew Puntigam's interest in gardens took him to Japan, where he studied garden design and bonsai. After moving to New York, he turned to bonsai again as a creative and grounding practice. Proving no space too small for nature to thrive, his first bonsai garden started on a third floor fire escape (which he does not recommend). He is the founder of Dandy Farmer, a bonsai studio and shop based in Brooklyn which sells bonsai, offers maintenance and plant-sitting services, and runs workshops to introduce the art of bonsai to the community. When not caring for plants, he also designs and builds gardens. He dreams of putting a bonsai tree on every windowsill.