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Container Topiary, Berry, Susan
1 Berry, Susan Container Topiary
London New Holland 2003 1843303191 / 9781843303190 First Edition Pictorial boards Good Very Good 
Well illustrated, slim quarto, pp 96, rather age-toned around the margins, otherwise a very good copy in pictoral boards, with a very good dustwrapper. [These days it is becoming increasingly popular to enhance the garden and to create the idea of an "outdoor room". Using topiary is a way of enlivening the garden with living ornaments, whether in a large or small garden, on a patio terrace, or even a balcony or window ledge. Container gardening is also a popular subject, and this title shows you how to combine the two skills to create topiary in containers. Topiary, the art of shaping trees and shrubs into geometric designs has traditionally been a feature of classical gardens and is often considered suitable only for grand, formal gardens. This guide brings the subject up to date with modern, urban spaces in mind and is both a practical and inspirational gardening book. With over 16 step-by-step projects, it describes how to grow and shape topiary for containers in a variety of styles, from simple box balls and pyramids to more elaborate shapes. Aimed at gardeners with little experience, it covers the basics of cultivating, pruning and training plants. As well as the traditional box (buxus), there are also faux topiary projects using fast-growing ivy and even flowers, and the guide features advice on displaying the finished examples, a comprehensive directory of plants and a list of useful addresses.] 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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2 Clark, Randy T. Outstanding American Bonsai - a Photographic Essay on the Works of Fifty American Bonsai Artists
Portland, Oregon Timber Press 1989 0881921343 / 9780881921342 
Colour photographs throughout, 4to, pp. 132, pale green cloth with gilt titles on spine,the dustwrapper is very slightly worn otherwise very good copy. 
Price: 13.50 GBP
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3 Gustafson, Herb L. Making Bonsai Landscapes - the art of Saikei
New York Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 1999 0806918799 / 9780806918792 
Very well illustrated, tall quarto, pp 190, paperback, corners very slightly bruised, otherwise a good clean copy with traces of price label on lower cover. SCARCE. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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4 Phan Van Lit & Buller, Lew Mountains in the Sea - the Vietnamese Miniature Landscape Art of Hon Non Bo
Portland, Oregon Timber Press 2001 0881925152 / 9780881925159 Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 232, very slight age-toning to the margins, otherwise a very good copy in dustwrapper which is showing the slightest signs of use. [No one knows when Hon Non Bo, or Vietnamese miniature landscape art, began, but creating a scenic landscape in miniature has been a special pastime for Vietnamese people for hundreds of years. The duplication of nature in an artfully reduced scale is now appreciated by many Westerners as well. Lit Phan and Buller's unique new book is a comprehensive and exciting introduction to this elaborate natural art form that is akin to---but different in essential ways from---the more familiar art of bonsai. The book begins with an introduction to the scenic highlights of the landscape and unique geography of Vietnam. Subsequent chapters provide historical details on cultural and philosophical traditions of Hon Non Bo, followed by in-depth information of both an aesthetic and practical nature on how to create elegant and meaningful examples of miniature landscapes. The detailed text is complemented by fine color photos documenting the creative process and providing excellent samples of finished work. Both inspirational and practical, this handsome book is sure to introduce many new devotees to the art of Hon Non Bo.] 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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