Have you ever looked at a bonsai and wondered how they got their shape? Well it is done intentionally. A bonsaist has to cut, bend, twist and train that little tree into submission. Some might consider it torture, others see it as art or craft. This website offers a look into the names of the different shapes bonsais have taken over the years.
Learn how to grow a Bonsai tree yourself! This movies explains the basic techniques of Bonsai. There are many techniques and important knowledge for successful bonsai care. This video is just a quick and simple overview of some of the methods involved.
Bonsai Season Planner: Spring is perhaps the most exciting time of the year for the bonsai enthusiast. This is the time when plans and dreams can be acted upon and enthusiasm is at its greatest. Each season brings with it different needs for your tiny little living sculpture. Look here for a handy calendar for when your tree needs care and what care it needs.
Repotting bonsai is necessary to replenish the nutrition in the soil, to remove thick and long roots, to ensure suffocation of the roots do not take place, and to ensure proper drainage of excess water. It is super important to provide proper and healthy soil for the life sustaining roots of your bonsai. Some bonsai live 50 years and more. They can do this when the roots and soil of the bonsai are properly cared for. Read this link for the dos & don'ts for repotting