I was wondering if anyone with a more formal horticultural background (coughRyancough) could suggest a good horticulture primer book, or several, that would help a beginner level bonsai practioner get up to speed on basic horiculture that is applicable to bonsai.
I suspect the suggestion around here would be to buy a Mirai Live subscription and start chewing up the archives.
Well, done and done! I’m really just looking to expand my basic horticulture knowledge to better understand when Ryan goes off on a deep-dive tangent about horticultural issues.
I am not well versed enough in horticultural knowledge, but I’ve been reading these two books to help up my horticultural game.
I think these are both more the readable science journalism type books than the hardcore college textbook type of books. I say that mostly because I feel like I’m understanding them (and would be totally lost with a real deal horticultural textbook).
These are not bonsai specific but quite interesting if you want to start digging more into the world of plants.
Ryan mentioned a book or 2 in one of the streams … mentioned they were kind of dense and a bit of a slog … requiring lots of caffeine and what-not but that you would learn a ton if you made it through it
I’m trying to remember which stream it was perhaps @kendall can help
Botany for Gardeners is the one Ryan recommended on a Q&A recently
Anyone read this book? Came out in 2011
Thank you, that’s exactly what I was looking for!