A excellent look at all types of flowering Bonsai – looks at ten species in depth. Adams (Bonsai
Designs, Sterling, 1996) is one of the world's leading bonsai
experts and winner of numerous medals for his trees. This his
seventh bonsai book could easily capture the imagination and
interest of anyone with no previous interest in the topic.
Flowering trees are not usually considered for bonsai, but they
can be successful when specimens with small flowers and berries
are selected. The 60 color photos are stunning, but the text is
what makes this book a winner. Adams, an artist by training,
illustrates his well-organized and clearly presented
instructions with excellent line drawings. The first section
covers terminology and general principles. In the second
section, techniques for ten flowering trees are described in
detail, including suggestions for container shape and color.