Looking for a book on azaleas

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I'm looking for a book on azaleas for bonsai that covers care, styling, pruning and such. I'm starting to like these little guys. I have several and just ordered 4 more of different varieties. Just wanting to learn a little more. Any suggestions? New or used will be fine as long as its readable.
 

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I have this book and i think it’s a good one. I bought from bonsaitonight.com but it’s out of stock there.

 

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Thanks for sharing this link! I’m curious to order a copy of this book!
 
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I have this book and i think it’s a good one. I bought from bonsaitonight.com but it’s out of stock there.


Grabbing a copy - thank you for the link!
 

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I have this book and i think it’s a good one. I bought from bonsaitonight.com but it’s out of stock there.


Ordered. I will give it a read.

Any other suggestions?
 

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That book is really good, yet fairly advanced and focused on large satsuki. It’s definitely packed with good information and worth having in your library.

The best book for beginners that is still available at a reasonable price is Floral Treasures of Japan: Satsuki Azaleas by Kennedy, Alexander Hardback Book.

There is another good one by Janine Doste, Satsuki Bonsai, yet that one is from the EU and fairly pricey.due to that.

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That book is really good, yet fairly advanced and focused on large satsuki. It’s definitely packed with good information and worth having in your library.

The best book for beginners that is still available at a reasonable price is Floral Treasures of Japan: Satsuki Azaleas by Kennedy, Alexander Hardback Book.

There is another good one by Janine Doste, Satsuki Bonsai, yet that one is from the EU and fairly pricey.due to that.

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Thanks. I ordered, Floral Treasures of Japan: Satsuki Azaleas, these 2 books should help out alot and keep me busy for a day or 2. After next payday I will try and order the other one.
 

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Saw the pre-print galleys for an about-to-be published satsuki care bonsai book at the PBA show last weekend that looks very promising. The author is Rick Garcia, owner of the the North American Satsuki Bonsai Center in Washington state. He's a long time satsuki grower and seller. Looks to me to be one of the most thorough books on satsuki care. First volume of a two volume set is to be published in the coming weeks. You can get on the mailing list for publication notification here,(scroll down the page to the book section) as well as get a glimpse of some of the pages and see level of detail.
 
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The best book for beginners that is still available at a reasonable price is Floral Treasures of Japan: Satsuki Azaleas by Kennedy, Alexander Hardback Book.

Thanks for that recommendation. I just wanted to add that as of today (19 May 2022) the cheapest copy of that book that I could find is $115! Just an FYI to other readers here...
 

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That’s sad I actually checked availability prior to recommending Kennedy and I found two listings in stock. I see both sources are now out of stock. I suggest you keep checking periodically.

Btw Did you know we already have an Evergreen azalea resource here on BN?

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Thanks for that recommendation. I just wanted to add that as of today (19 May 2022) the cheapest copy of that book that I could find is $115! Just an FYI to other readers here...
Holy smokes i ordered on may 13th and was $42 on Amazon. Just looked and its $124. Glad I got it when I did.
 

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Satsuki are getting more popular amongst hobbyists. So satsuki books are getting scarce presently. I saw 3 of these at Amazon.uk for about 30.00, yet they won’t deliver to US, at least not my address!

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