Keshiki Bonsai. likes. Kenji Kobayashi’s new book on his revolutionary keshiki bonsai style, the next trend in indoor gardening. Following my first attempt at bonsai (rest in peace little cotoneaster—I was young and eager!) I decided to read some books and educate myself. More senseless. Keshiki bonsai is a new style of bonsai developed by Japanese “green designer” Kenji Kobayashi. It is his belief that bonsai need to be freed.

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In bonsai, stones are named according to their shapes.

This is an awesome book. Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 02, Emily Vander Ark rated it really liked it Shelves: Readers then move on to six designs combining moss, small trees, and containers. Subscribe to our RSS feed. Secure drainage mesh in the bottom of the container and add enough coarse-grain Fuji sand to hide the mesh.

R Sasidharan Nair rated it really liked it Aug 27, New York Times Book Review. Reblogged this on Wolf’s Birding and Bonsai Blog.

Keshiki bonsai captures nature in all its grandeur but on a small scale, sometimes in a container barely larger than a teacup. I used a ceramic bowl from Sprout Home as my container and drilled a hole in the bottom as bonsai need good drainagea Japanese maple from Wee Tree Farm and a collection of different mosses given to me by my friend Julia. It was pretty uncomfortable! Ann rated it liked it May 31, Large stones, conversely, give the sense of boulders or stone steps.


Simply by adding one stone, you can simulate the essence of a garden. Recommended to anyone who loves moss, rocks, or mini trees.

Build a miniature landscape with Keshiki Bonsai — Timber Press

A nice book to flip through. A real display of artworks. Lori Hutchinson rated it liked it Oct 18, I just hope I can keep him alive and thriving for years to come!

Christie rated it liked it Nov 27, Alfajirikali rated it really liked it Dec 14, Want to Read saving…. Some useful bits of information about plants, as well as some good ideas for small planters.

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Keshiki Bonsai: The Easy, Modern Way to Create Miniature Landscapes

Jun 09, Marco rated it liked it. Imagine a garden and place the elements accordingly. This site uses cookies.

Maxime Souillat rated it really liked it Oct 22, Each project is made with a wide variety of containers, from the most delicate, artisan clay to a repurposed ramekin and a simple box It’s really accessible and does exactly what he says – the whole bonsai thing is complicated and full of rules.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Ted Sherman rated it liked it Dec 11, Then use the chopstick to push the edges of the moss toward the center. Pruning houseplants Next post: Believe it or not I liken my Japanese life to an Michigan white pine trying to be a bonsai.


Really should have been from an art store about beautiful bonsai arrangements of a non traditional nature.

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Return to Book Page. This book seems to make bonsai doable for the average gardener. Gone are the confusing rules. Each project is made with a wide variety of containers, from the most delicate, artisan clay pot to a repurposed ramekin and a simple box.

It is easiest to do this while turning the container. Trivia About Keshiki Bonsai: The projects start simple, with five designs that feature moss combined with unique containers. Feb 22, Ita rated it it was ok Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Coloration also varies from white to brown to black; experiment with the shade to create the mood you are after.

Bought this book at a hardware store to add to my learning about doing bonsai. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Keshiki bonsai is a revolutionary approach that involves creating living pieces of art using readily available plants and containers.

Nov 07, Con Robinson rated it really liked it.