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
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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:
Each step of the way will come with
clear concise instructions that will give you the confidence to develop
the tree you have chosen into a work of art.
Each section will show you the progress that could be expected using this Juniper as a demonstration.
Click on the picture to make a start, Good luck and have fun.
I would love to see some pictures of your first bonsai, we could put them on the site to inspire others to take up this fascinating hobby
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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.
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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Bonsai for Beginners
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Ficus Benjamina - 2nd Bonsai Not rated yet
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 …
Rachel's bonsai Not rated yet
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 …
Mango tree Not rated yet
Where can I get bonsai tree of mango or it will collect from my mango tree at my farm and how to make it bonsai tree please guide me . I am from Gujarat …
dad lee trials Not rated yet
Just prunings from an unknown to me tree . Planted July 2013.
Bougainvillea Not rated yet
its a Bougainvillea and my first attempt to start bonsai.
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Mealy bug and scale Not rated yet
Hi I have mealybug and scale on some of my trees. I read the articles on this site - -very good thanks. Just wondered can they be drowned by fully submersing …
Boxwood Bonsai Not rated yet
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