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Make your own its not as hard as you think. I will take you through a step by step process that will help you create your own bonsai tree that will improve with age and start you off on this fascinating hobby.

Start at make a bonsai and follow the four links as a guide to help you select, style, wire and care for your new bonsai tree. Subscribe to our free newsletter for further information, tips and support.

Bonsai means tree in a pot, not a thousand year old tree but one that someone has taken time and an artists eye to style into a pleasing form, one that gives its beholder a sense of age or location, a connection between heaven and earth, a piece of themselves.

You are never too old to start bonsai.

'What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing' Aristotle(384-22bc)

Aug 22, 2018

First year novice's attempt at a roots over a rock bonsai - Follow up picture

Here is a follow up picture, showing the other side of my Roots over rock Umbrella Tree bonsai. You can see some root separation.

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Jan 28, 2018

Ficus Benjamina - 2nd Bonsai

Here is my second Bonsai, a Ficus Benjamina that actually had two trunks that I separated. Then it had three distinct apex's that I pulled down two of

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Jan 28, 2018

First year novice's attempt at a roots over a rock bonsai

I just started in the hobby and have quickly become addicted to the process. I love the planning, the finding the plant, the sculpting, and the on going

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Jan 28, 2018

not my first bonsai

This is not my first tree,and i usually take care of the tree.

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Aug 21, 2017

Rachel's bonsai

Hello! This fir tree started in between a couple of rhododendrons under our mature beech tree several years ago, and I recently decided to try making

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Jun 19, 2017

Sherry's Bonzai

This tree belonged to my daughter and was dying. She gave it to me as a rescue. I know it is doing much much better but is it healthy? Someone told

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Feb 05, 2017

Pruning and styling suggestions/tips?

This is my first bonsai tree, its a sapling of a totara and as a new comer to bonsai I would appreciate any suggestions or tips on how I should style and

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Jan 01, 2017

first try: ficus benjamina

Hi; Recently I decided to convert my 12 year old badly trimmed ficus Benjamin to bonsai. And with the help of bonsai for beginners I made my first trial

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Oct 08, 2016

Growing the slow way

I have started a collection of seedling trees with the hope to bonsai them as they develop. I realise this will be a slow process but potentially a rewarding

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Oct 08, 2016

Absolute Beginners

I received this Blue Spruce three years ago. Until recently it was heavily overgrown, with the foliage completely enveloping the container. As I reduced

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