Satsuki Bonsai book by Janine Droste

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Has anyone read this book? Just wondering if it is any good or worth the $45-$50. It looks decent in the glossy 1-page add in Bonsai Focus, but I woudl rather get some additional information before purchasing. In the same vein if there are any other good Satsuki books you could recommend, please do.

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Chris
 

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"Floral Treasures of Japan" Arthur Kennedy is great,
"Satsuki Azaleas" by Bob Callaham is also good and deals with azalea as bonsai in depth.

I have both and both are pretty thorough in care. Both are out of print, but you can find copies online--Stone Lantern has the Callaham book for $30 or so. I found the Kennedy book online for about the same price.
 

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Buy the kennedy one on ebay. You can get it for $.01 and about $8 for shipping. I did.
 

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I've just bought the book and got it in the mail this week. I can say that it's definatly worth it's price.

chapter 1: as usual style explanation.

chapter 2: general care instructions.

chapter 3: amazing galarie

chapter 4: month to month care guide.

chapter 5: in depth style guide on pre bonsai.(--> going from good raw nursery stock to good bonsai).

I would compare this as an updated / modern version of Bonsai techniques for Satsuki by Naka, Oka and Rokkaku. Seeing she also used it as base study material.
 
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