Anyone Can Practice Bonsai
Bonsai is the ancient Japanese practice of cultivating miniature versions of trees in forms that mimic full-grown trees found in nature. Many people are interested in the practice, but shy away from trying it because it seems difficult and mysterious. In reality, bonsai is . . .
The practice of bonsai might seem exotic, but think of it as a form of gardening that uses some specialized tools and techniques. With a little practice, even someone new to growing plants can be successful. If you are an experienced gardener, you’ve got this!
Reasonably priced nursery stock is a great source of material for creating bonsai, especially for beginners. You can get started with a nursery plant, a few supplies, a couple of specialized tools and some items you probably already have around the house.
There’s just something incredibly appealing about these tiny little trees! As living plants, bonsai are constantly growing and changing. Styling them to resemble full-grown trees is an exercise in creativity, and caring for them is both satisfying and relaxing.
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About Bonsai Made Simple
I’m Brenda, and I’m glad you dropped in to visit! I hope you are finding the information on this site helpful.
I created Bonsai Made Simple to interest more people in this rewarding hobby and to provide support for those who want to try their hand at bonsai. Our mission is to help people get started and grow in the hobby by providing information and resources to make the practice easier. Our goal is to break down the techniques and present them in a straightforward, simple and easy-to-understand manner.
My own bonsai journey began several decades ago when I read a magazine article about a lady who ran a bonsai nursery. I had never before heard of bonsai, and I was immediately smitten. I was fascinated by the history and the idea of owning and caring for a collection of miniature trees.
A few years later, I purchased my first bonsai book, tools, pots and supplies, and began training a couple of trees.
Over the ensuing years, my interest in bonsai has only grown stronger. I love that the hobby brings one closer to nature and involves nurturing living things. The process of shaping trees provides a rewarding creative exercise, and caring for them regularly provides quiet, relaxing respite from our otherwise hectic routines.
Please swing by often to check out our latests posts. I hope that you find Bonsai Made Simple a valuable resource as you begin your bonsai journey.
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Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
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