Creating your first bonsai is not as hard as you may think. In this section we will take you through four stages.
If you follow these steps in progressive order you should end up with a passable tree that will only improve with age. Don’t be upset if it is not up to show standard on your first attempt, you will learn all the basic techniques in this exercise and the more you look at trees the more expert you will become.
I still have the first tree I made although it has been through several incarnations and restyles and if I was doing it from start it would probably be quite different, but it still holds sentimental value.
So start at stage one and return to this page until you have completed stage four.
Then send me a photo I would love to put it on this site to inspire others to take up this absorbing hobby.
I have picked up a Juniper procumbens from our local plant store to give you a photo demonstration of each step as well as having the written instructions
This is a quick slide show of what we will cover.
Please follow the links below for more detailed instructions.
1. Selecting StockStage One Start Here - Selecting Stock
2. Styling Your TreeStage Two Styling your tree
3. Potting & WiringStage Three Potting & Wiring
4. Care & MaintenanceStage four Care and Maintenance
Follow these so you can achieve these:
This is one of my husband bonsai, this 2 years in the making... He is waiting to achieve like those on the top!