16/10/13: The final Spanish-translated articles have just been published on Bonsai4me.es.
My express thanks go to Alvaro Ramos for his excellent translation services, Al has now translated 36 articles into Spanish for the website and I hope more will be published in the future.
01/10/13: With the re-release of "Bonsai Inspirations 1" early next year , we are now offering a massive 30% off existing stocks of "Bonsai Inspirations 2" via B4MePublishing and Amazon.
12/08/13: I have launched Bonsai4me.es today, the Spanish language version of Bonsai4me.com . Translated articles can be found here Translated Spanish Bonsai Articles
23/06/13: Unfortunately due to my ever-increasing work commitments such as running this website and B4MePublishing, I am no longer able to offer the Bonsai Design Service (Bonsai Virtuals). My apologies.
06/06/13: May 2013 was the best month on record for http://www.bonsai4me.com/ with over 151,000 different (unique) visitors viewing at least 2 webpages. In total, just short of 300,000 page-views were recorded. Many thanks to all those that continue to support the website!
28/05/13: "Bonsai4me: Bonsai Basics", my 3rd book has been awarded 'Premium Status' at Smashwords.com who offer many more download options than previously available. The book is now being distributed to Sony, Barnes & Noble , Kobo, Apple, Diesel, Page Foundry, Library Direct, Baker-Taylor, Axis360 and will be available in these stores very soon!
I am starting to update the Species Guides at Bonsai4me, this is intended as a 6 month + project with each page being thoroughly overhauled, please see the Species Guides index for the latest updates.
03/05/13: You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy the Kindle versions of Bonsai Basics, Bonsai Inspirations 1 or Bonsai Inspirations 2. Kindle books are now available on every major smartphone, tablet, and computer. For more information, please see our quick guide to Kindle Readers
01/04/13: A Google Search feature has been added to the home page of Bonsai4me to help you find the exact information you were looking for!
10/02/13: I am pleased to announce the publication of the new (Amazon Kindle only) book from Bonsai4me/B4MePublishing, now available for download. "Bonsai4me: Bonsai Basics" is a complete guide to bonsai for beginners based on the 'Basics' section of Bonsai4me, rewritten and re-edited especially for the book. The book contains the equivalent of 190 pages of information over 29 chapters and over 180 images, many of which are unique to "Bonsai4me: Bonsai Basics".
23/01/13: After nearly 4 months work, I am very pleased to announce that Bonsai4me.com (407 pages at todays count) has been fully converted over to the new design.
01/01/13: Bonsai4me.com has had a very successful 2012 with record visitor numbers; a total of 1,398,000 unique visitors visited the website from over 100 different countries around the world!
27/12/12: Approximately half of the website has now been converted to the new format. I am also planning to update some old articles, originally written in the early 2000's. These still feature the relatively small images required in the days of 28k/56k modems, however with the universal use of broadband I am now able to update the articles with larger image files and this will hopefully inject some freshness to the older pages on Bonsai4me.com
27/11/12: A small number of signed copies of my second book have been exported to the United States and are now available directly from Amazon.com in the US via the following page http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/953565151X for just $35 each. Please note that though indicated otherwise on the Amazon listing, these are brand-new signed copies.
06/11/12: Bonsai Empire have announced a new year-long online competition that runs until December 13th 2013. First Prize will be a signed copy of my second book 'Bonsai Inspirations 2' with entries judged by myself, Oscar Jonker and Greg Wentzel. For more details please see http://www.bonsaiempire.com/forum/current-competition/6332-bonsai-empire-co
04/11/12: As many of you will have already noticed, I have decided to take a hiatus from running both my personal and Bonsai4me pages on Facebook for a while to allow me to focus on Bonsai4me.com itself. The Facebook pages will return in the New Year.
31/10/12: A number of articles from Bonsai4me have now been translated into Turkish by Taner Tuncer who is also busily translating my first book 'Bonsai Inspirations 1' into Turkish.
The translated version of “Hard Water, pH and Bonsai” can be found here
While the Turkish version of “'Paper' Training Pots for Bonsai by Luka Musich” can be seen here
30/10/12: As regular visitors to the website may already have noticed, the new site design has been introduced and newly-updated articles will continue to be rolled out over the winter.
04/09/12: A new design for Bonsai4me.com has been built over the Summer and is due to be rolled out in the coming weeks, starting with the homepage and main section indexes. Individual article pages will then be updated at the same time as being upgraded.
02/07/12: Es un placer para mí anunciar la publicación en formato e-book de la edición en Español de mi segundo libro, Bonsai Inspirations 2, traducida por Alvaro Ramos.
I am very pleased to announce the publication of the Spanish language edition of my second book, Bonsai Inspirations 2, translated by Alvaro Ramos. Now available for Amazon's Kindle, PC's, Macs and Mobile Phones from Amazon.es and Amazon.com directly.
02/07/12: On Saturday July 14th 2012 I will be attending the Middlesex Bonsai Society Annual Show with my Privet bonsai (above) and signing copies of my new book 'Bonsai Inspirations 2' . The show is for one day only, 10:30 - 16:00 at Woodford Hall, Poplars Close, HA4 7BU Ruislip, UK
24/06/2012: This week I will be publishing a series of four articles that first appeared as part of Chapter 12 of my first book Bonsai Inspirations 1 . This excerpt contains what I believe to be essential information on how to design, build and improve the branches and branch structure of a deciduous or broadleaf bonsai. Please note that extensive information of how to build the branch structures of coniferous bonsai, such as Juniper and Pine, are contained within Bonsai Inspirations 2
08/06/12: The first book from Bonsai4me, 'Bonsai Inspirations' is now SOLD OUT. However, electronic versions of the book are still available via Amazon.
A re-printing of the book is planned for 2013, if you wish to be notified when more copies of the book become available, please subscribe to B4MePublishing below:
08/06/12 May 2012 was the best month on record for http://www.bonsai4me.com/ with over 135,000 different (unique) visitors viewing at least 2 webpages. Many thanks to all those that continue to support the website!
01/05/2012 The Spanish Language Edition of Bonsai Inspirations 1, translated by Alvaro Ramos, is now available for Amazon's Kindle, PC's, IPads, IPhones and Androids. Please see here
01/02/12: BONSAI INSPIRATIONS 2 is officially launched today and we are now taking pre-orders. Printing of the book itself begins in one weeks time and we should receive the first copies from the printers in just 4 weeks at the beginning of March. The distribution for this second book will much faster and all pre-ordered copies will be arriving with you on or around March 15th 2012, the official release date, wherever in the world you are.
Bonsai Inspirations 2 runs to 160 A4-sized full colour glossy pages and contains new Progression Series and new Articles exclusive to the book itself. Species covered in detail include Linden or Lime, Small-Leaved Cotoneaster, Japanese Maple and Chinese Juniper. Each chapter includes indepth articles covering subjects such as Juniper Styling Techniques, Creating Deadwood by Hand, Approach-Grafting New Roots and Photographing Bonsai.
ALL copies ordered via Bonsai4me and B4Me Publishing are personally signed by the author Harry Harrington and can be pre-ordered here . Price just £16.95 ( (Approx EUR20 or US$27).
06/01/12: I am pleased to announce that I finished writing the second book from Bonsai4me.com, Bonsai Inspirations 2, early on Christmas Day and the book has a provisional publication date of March 15th 2012. The book will be officially announced during mid-February at which point it will be possible to pre-order your copy. This second book centres around 4 major tree species commonly used for bonsai, Larch/Larix, Lime/Tilia, Maple/Acer, Cotoneaster and Juniper/Juniperus, exploring how to develop, style and maintain each of these species in great detail.
Work has now begun on the follow-up to the first Bonsai4me book 'Bonsai Inspirations' and is projected to be published in early Spring 2012.
BONSAI INSPIRATIONS: KINDLE EDITION for Kindles, PC's, IPhones, Ipads, Androids
Exactly 4 months after launching the printed version of Bonsai Inspirations, I am now proud to announce the Kindle Version
for Amazon's Kindle (as well as PC's, IPhones, Ipads, Androids running Amazon's free Kindle Previewer).
The Kindle version is the printed book in it's entirety, including just under 400 images and diagrams, for just US$13.05, GBP£8.04 or EUR9,19 (depending on your location) including delivery.
Please note that due to the restrictive nature of displaying images on Kindles, while still clear, all images are in black and white (greyscale) and display size is restricted. However this version still offers the opportunity for enthusiasts to sample the printed book before purchasing or indeed to own a cheaper if inferior version of it.
Bonsai Inspirations: The Bonsai4me book was officially published yesterday with books beginning to appear through people's letterbox's all over the world. There has already been an incredible response to the book with reviews beginning to appear in various media and messages arriving in my mailbox hourly! To catch up with what people are saying about Bonsai Inspirations, please follow this link