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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)

THE KEY AREAS WE WILL COVER ARE:
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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Jul 17, 2016

Bonsai-tools

Bonsai tools and wire

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Jun 28, 2016

Apical meristem problems

I must say that this is my first bonsai, so I thought that I would go with a free local variety from a friends garden. I chose a Colorado Blue Spruce,

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Jun 09, 2016

completed juniper

the juniper itself is a 10 yr old tree it was a mess when i bought it and this is what i ended up wit semi cascade cascade

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Oct 20, 2015

what should I do?

Hi I have some questions. 1- I have an avocado tree grown from a seed. It is pretty big now so I trim a lot but I would like to make a bonsai of it. I

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Oct 17, 2015

japanese and trident seedlings

I recently came about a dozen 1 and 2 year old Japanese and Trident Maple seedlings. I'm brand new to Bonsai I've bought a book and read a lot on the internet.

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