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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 07, 2020

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

This has been such a fun process and I love this tree. I was able to get aerial roots to drop by creating a hot house with PVC pipes and a clear plastic

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Feb 11, 2020

Juniper procumbens nana

I have called this tree Rivier which means river as its trunk moment reminds me of a river flowing almost like a ribbon tree is about 60cm tall and current

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Dec 30, 2019

Bonsai-tools

Bonsai tools and wire

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Dec 28, 2019

Willow leaf Ficus progression

I'm a new bonsai hobbyist and this is my second purchase. The progress has been steady and it's starting to take shape.

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Dec 28, 2019

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

The tree was doing great until it got scale and lost all of its leaves. I was able to eradicate them and had to cut the branches back. Its doing very

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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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