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The First National Bonsai Exhibition – A Cinderella Story?

Photograph by Paul Stokes This last weekend, America experienced its first National Bonsai Exhibit in Rochester, New York. Few would disagree that this event was historic and that it certainly was the first step of many needed to raise the … Continue reading

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‘Bonsai Kusamono Suiseki’ by Willi Benz

Bonsai Kusamono Suiseki A Practical Guide for Organizing Displays with Plants and Stones by Willi Benz Stone Lantern Publishing Co., Watertown, MA USA: 204pp., ISBN 3-00-009322-2 This book is the bible of display. I realize that that the above statement is a strong … Continue reading

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‘The Growing Tree’ by Brayton F. Wilson

‘The Growing Tree’ Revised Edition by Brayton F. Wilson The University of Massachusetts Press: 138 pp., $30.00     Brayton Wilson Ph. D. is a Professor of Forestry at the University of California, Berkeley. His book, reviewed here, is often … Continue reading

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The Art of Bonsai Design by Colin Lewis

The Art of Bonsai Design by Colin Lewis Sterling Publishing Company., Inc. New York: 160pp., $19.95 ISBN 0-4027-0070-9 First Paperback Edition 2001   When I first became involved in bonsai I started an unquenchable quest for knowledge and picked up … Continue reading

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‘Bonsai – The Art of Living Sculpture’ by Jack Douthitt

‘Bonsai – The Art of Living Sculpture’ by Jack Douthitt Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. Hardcover 144 pp., 16.99 (Varies) ISBN: 0-8478-2302-2 Having long been a proponent of bonsai being viewed as living three dimensional sculptures and having just met Jack Douthitt at the … Continue reading

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‘Bonsai Today Master Series – Pines’

‘Bonsai Today Master Series – PinesGrowing & Styling Japanese Black and White Pines’ Compiled and edited by Wayne Schoech and Michael Persiano and the Staff of Bonsai Today Stone Lantern Publishing: 184 pp., $29.95  When I first received this book … Continue reading

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The Art of Suiseki – Classical Japanese Stone Gardening by Willi Benz

The Art of Suiseki – Classical Japanese Stone Gardening by Willi Benz Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York 192pp., $29.95 ISBN 0-8069-6315-8 Why review a book on Suiseki for a forum dedicated to advancement of the art of bonsai? Bonsai … Continue reading

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