Bonsai Tree

TABLE OF CONTENTS  

Introduction 
Bonsai History
Bonsai Styles 
Formal Upright 
Informal Upright 
Slanting
Cascade
Semi-Cascade
Growing Indoors or Outdoors
Bonsai Tool Box
Grow From Seeds or Buy Trees?
Trees Best Suited For Bonsai
What to Look For In Your Tree
 Planting the Bonsai
Pruning and Trimming
Wiring 35
When to Wire
Watering and Fertilizing
Repotting the Bonsai
Seasonal Care
Displaying Your Bonsai
General Tips
Conclusion 52 

INTRODUCTION

"Bonsai art is the display of a landscape - without the
landscape."
--Nobu Kajiwara
This quote couldn’t be truer. Growing and sculpting bonsai trees can be quite a satisfying hobby. It is a hobby;however, that requires a tremendous amount of patience. When you take a simple sapling and mold it to your desire, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful piece of art you can trulybe proud of! The term bonsai literally means plant in a pot or tray planting. Bonsai however is much more than simply a plant
in a pot. The goal of bonsai is to create the appearance of great size and age. This is accomplished by creating abonsai with strong roots that extend in all directions, creating a sense of stability, a large trunk which tapers as it goes upward, a clear apex, and well formed and well placed
branches. These features all combine to create a careful blend of symmetry, balance and proportion. It also must be displayed in a pot which harmonizes well with the plant material.