Bonsai Inspirations 1 - Bonsai4Me
Bonsai4me was initially launched as a website by its author, bonsai artist Harry Harrington, in Oct 2001 and from humble beginnings (the first 3 months saw a total of just 1000 visitors), the website has grown year-on-year as its reputation for clear, interesting and informative articles grew. Bonsai4me.com now attracts over 1.5 million visitors every year from across the world.
Written over the course of the past 18 months, 'Bonsai Inspirations' the book is divided into 15 chapters, each chapter covering the progression and development of a bonsai over a period of many years, illustrating in great depth how impressive and majestic bonsai can be created from humble beginnings.
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. Within the book, Harry Harrington reveals many aspects of his unique work, in particular his carving techniques, branch development and tree design as well as his techniques for ensuring the health and vigour of his bonsai. Species covered in detail within the book include Japanese Maple, Trident Maple, Beech, Privet, Oak, Hawthorn, Spruce, Blackthorn, Hornbeam and Elm.
'Bonsai Inspirations' has been written to provide interest and inspiration as well as information to bonsai enthusaists of all levels, whether they are novices looking to learn how to look after their first trees, experienced growers or bonsai professionals.