How to Correctly Read Bonsai Heresy-

When a student sent me this photo I began to worry that others might be having similar reading malfunctions.

We are here to help. If you can’t make any headway with Bonsai Heresy, please—before calling, writing, or showing up on the doorstep—check that you aren’t taking direction from Rich, a past Seasonal student. (It was a long 2 years…we miss you Rich!) Orientation of this product is up to you, though optimal performance is to start at the top, and read left to right.

Order your own copy at Stone Lantern.

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  1. Tom Kruegl says:

    Hahaha! Got my copy!

  2. Crust says:

    My copy is in my most literary prestigious spot in my house; strategically centered, for ease of access, on the top of the toliet tank, next to the air freshener.

  3. M. E. McAtee says:

    Michael, I am of the opinion that your book is a very good sign of a developing United States bonsai culture. Just one more step up the ladder to “USA Style” bonsai. Many thanks for writing it.

  4. Don Erickson says:

    Thank you for this very enlighting book. I’ve read it twice and have used up a whole pad of sticky notes to mark all the (in my opinion) important points!

  5. Delmon Meier says:

    Hi Michael.

    I am enjoying and learning a lot from the content of you book.

    Would appreciate binding that would lend itself to allowing it to be held open easier. Or, to lie flat on my slanted book holder and on my work bench.

    As it is, due to trying to open it widely, I am cracking the binding.



    • crataegus says:

      Yes, sorry to hear this, it’s not meant as a flat open softcover. That’s a special binding and sorry that we didn’t go that route. Thanks for the comment and we’ll look into that next time-

  6. Carlos Morales says:

    Hi Michael thanks for sharing knowledge once again. I like the interaction that brings the science proves into bonsai. The book has became an oasis in this quarantine.
    Congrats master!

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