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The back and front cover of 'Bonsai Inspirations 2' showing my Acer palmatum/Japanese Maple bonsai in Winter and Autumn
'Bonsai Inspirations 2', the second book from Bonsai4me.com/B4Me Publishing, is due for release on March 15th 2012. Divided into 5 main chapters, each chapter covers the progression and development of a bonsai, illustrating in great depth how impressive and majestic bonsai can be created from humble beginnings.
This image taken from the introduction page was taken early one late-Summer morning, as the sun rose over the Chiltern hills near my home in Buckinghamshire, England.
This Tilia cordata/Lime or Linden Bonsai was developed over 11 years from a sapling. The first part of the book details each step of development of the tree over the years with a focus on nebari/surface root development.
In-depth articles, diagrams and many hundreds of photographs have been inserted into each Chapter to help explain and illustrate the techniques involved in the development of each bonsai.
The second part of the book features two Larix decidua/European Larch bonsai, developed over just 18 months, illustrating how bonsai can be developed relatively quickly from field-grown material.