Keshiki (or "landscape") bonsai is based on centuries-old Japanese techniques, but in a simplified form without many of the formal conventions that influence traditional bonsai. Noted for the creative use of plants, containers and potting materials as compositional elements, it is presented as a way to capture the essence of the natural world in a small vessel.
Written by the originator of this modern style of bonsai, this book contains 37 project ideas you can use as a guide for planning, potting and developing your own miniature landscapes, with instructions supplemented by detailed step-by-step photos. You can use widely available plants, pots and other supplies, and you can easily adapt the project to suit your preferences or skill level.
In addition to design tips and instructions on pruning, training and caring for the plants, the book contains plenty of advice on selecting containers, plants, potting mixes, tools and materials.
Softcover, 7" × 9 1/2", 173 pages, 2012.