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There are thousands of bonsai books - from basic how-to, to serious studies of the art form. Here are some favorites.
Basic bonsai bougainvillea care notes: be careful not to overwater, do give them lots of sun and trim often. Indoors, very bright light!
Growing bonsai makes you aware of nature. Lichen is one of the many interesting aspects. This article originally appeared in Florida Gardening magazine.
When creating bonsai, the concave branch cutter is one of the most difficut bonsai tools to substitute. My first concave cutter felt like a miracle tool, the proper cuts were easy..
The Japanese words tanuki bonsai are used to describe what many refer to as 'phoenix graft' and sometimes 'phony bonsai.' It is one of the most unique bonsai techniques.
Anyone with a bonsai tree, asks bonsai questions. They are not always happy with an answer that begins with "Well, it depends". John Callaway explores this answer.
Noted for the delicate leaves and deep, rough, furrowed bark, Tamarind bonsai trees give the appearance of age early on. The fragrant flowers resemble small orchids!
Small leaves, beautiful flowers and brightly colored fruit make Pyracantha bonsai a favorite. They can be good subjects for many different shapes and sizes.
This graceful, exotic tree makes a wonderful indoor bonsai. Jaboticaba bonsai trees are easy to grow and under the right conditions produce flowers and fruit directly on the trunk.
The pine bonsai tree is a traditional favorite. It may be most desired, but not the easiest to create.
These bonsai tree tips and techniques (taken from 40 years of experience) will save beginners a lot of aggravation.
Want to make your own? Or buy a bonsai tree? This list of tips on how to make better bonsai choices can help.
This page contains more bonsai myths, most of which have to do with bonsai tree care. These are some of my all-time favorites - using sea salt and more.
Me (a non-techie) create a website? I never thought it would happen until SBI showed me step by step.
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Know the basics? Ready for more? Watch these amazing Colin Lewis bonsai class videos.
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