David Prescott created his first bonsai - a Scots pine - from seed at the age of eight. He has since become a full-time bonsai expert, having learned from teachers such as well-known and widely published Colin Lewis, who acted on consultant on this book. David lives near Manchester, England.
David Prescott created his first bonsai from seed, a Scots pine, at the age of eight. He is now an award-winning bonsai practitioner and a much-admired and enthusiastic teacher of the art. Consultant Colin Lewis is a highly-experienced teacher, judge, author and winner of many international awards for bonsai and for the photography of bonsai.
"Bonsai books abound, but [this] may convince me to try again. It combines aesthetic appreciation with lucid practical advice, along with helpful drawings. Prescott deals with almost every facet of the art-from the proper tools, to watering, feeding, root pruning, soil types, pots and branch wiring-in a way that is truly encouraging."--"Washington Post Book World"